ca. 1670 Louise de Kerouaille by Henri Gascar (Auckland Gallery of Art, Auckland New Zealand)

This Gascar portrait from about 1670 is interesting because it shows Louise de Kérouaille dressed for the public instead of a bedroom or artist's studio. Lace making has become highly developed.

Keywords:  1670, Gascar, Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess, mistress, Charles II, spy, curly coiffure, scoop décolletage, chemise, bertha, lace, elbow length puffed sleeves, engageantes, deep vee waistline, full skirt, necklace, earrings

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