Unknown lady by circle of Gheeraerts

There's barely a ruff on the dress of this unknown 1600s subject of Gheeraerts, way in back, and most of what would have been a ruff is now a bertha. Farthingale-era jewelry, the tasseled headdress and draped necklaces, continue on as do lace cuffs. Her sleeves show the double-balloon layout so characteristic of the early 1600s with the swelling balloons seemingly confined by bands of satiny material. She is wearing a coat with hanging sleeves tied between the balloons of her sleeves with ribbons while the coat is secured round her waist with a waist band over the rounded vee tip of her basque bodice. The tip of her bodice is embraced by a downward extension of her bodice on each side of the tip.

Keywords:  Gheeraerts the Younger, frizzy coiffure, bateau décolletage, ruff, bertha, lace, puffed sleeves, slashed sleeves, virago sleeves, balloon sleeves, bows, coat, hanging sleeves, cuffs, basque bodice, full skirt, jeweled headdress, necklace, draped necklace, earrings, brooch, rings

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