"1670" King Charles II of England meeting his sister Duchess Henrietta of Orleans at Dover

From ‘The National and Domestic History of England’ by William Hickman Smith Aubrey From thestuartkings.tumblr.com/page/4.

This shows just how gorgeous Ladies' dress could be as well as the silhouette. The date given is 1670, but the sleeves and basque bottom of the center Lady's (Hnriette-Anne?) dress suggests and earlier date may be in order, the 1630s styles persisted for a very long time in normal use, or the printmaker did not have access to 1670 styles and guessed what to engrave based on 1630s styles.

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