1630s Elizabeth, Princess Palatine by Gerrit van Honthorst studio (private collection)

It's the 1630s and this van Honthorst portrait of Elizabeth Stuart shows the ruff turned into a collar. The lace has become truly beautiful.

Keywords:  1630s, van Honthorst, Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia, Stuart family, Wittelsbach family, Princess, Queen, headdress, off shoulder straight neckline, modesty piece, bertha, lace, long puffed sleeves, necklace, jeweled bodice ornament, bows, clasps, back flared sleeves, waist band, shallow vee waistline


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