Gilbert Jackson's 1630 portrait of the Countess of Winchester
shows a wide lace collar, balloon sleeves and a jacket bodice with a full
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This 1630 portrait
shows how the round-bottomed plastron was wedged into and surrounded by the bodice to create a jacket
bodice. Her bodice seems to extend forwards down the center like the
cuirass of a suit of armor. The balloon sleeves really look like something
from a swashbuckler movie. The bodice also swells out around almost the entire
circumference of the top of her skirt. Her cuffs flare downward and made with
lace, engageantes, while the triple lace collars flank a forthrightly eye-siezing
decolletage. Her Ladyship also wears what today would be called a tiara - tiaras aren't often seen in portraits from this era. Crowns and coronets are often seen, but not tiaras.
Keywords: 1630, Jackson - Gilbert, Countess, British, curly
coiffure, trapezoidal décolletage, collar, lace, vee waistline, basque bodice,
stomacher, waist band, full paned virago sleeves, bows, engageantes, full skirt, tiara,
Dec 8, 2010, 8:49 AM
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