ca. 1642 Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia by Gerrit van Honthorst (National Portrait Gallery, London)

This is the sort of image that got me into the detail-enhancement business. The dress and background merge and details of the dress are almost invisible until the image is brightened.

Elizabeth's dress is very plain, but the lace is sophisticated and beautiful. Her dress may have a band at Empire height, just below her bust.

Keywords:  1642, van Honthorst, Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia, Stuart family, Wittelsbach family, Princess, Queen, bateau neckline, modesty piece, bertha, lace, long puffed sleeves, necklace, earrings


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