ca. 1603 Peeress, possibly Lucy, Countess of Bedford by ? (National Portrait Gallery - London UK)


Peeresses have been wearing court robes for centuries - this image shows how a peeress dressed around 1603.

Countess Lucy of Bedford wears a wheel farthingale adapted to court dress with standard red velvet and ermine materials.

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