Lady and Her Son by Edward Bower (private collection)

This image is an excellent example of lace collars.

She wears three, maybe four, collars that combine to form a very effective modesty piece. The blandness of black and white is broken by an orange waist band and bows. Her son's jacket has puffed slashed sleeves. I attempted to detail-enhance the image to see what sort of bodice she was wearing, saw no waistline while reducing detail of the lace, and abandoned trying to enhance details.

Keywords:  Bower - Edward, curly coiffure, high neckline, collar, waist band, back flared cuffs, long puffed sleeves, jeweled headdress, necklace, earrings, brooch, bracelets


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