1636 Lady Bowyer, half length, wearing a green dress with ribbons and a pearl necklace, in a sculpted cartouche by Cornelius Johnson (auctioned by Sotheby's)

From the Sotheby's Web site. Also posted to the Collars to Casual Album here.

1636 Lady Bowyer, half length, wearing a green dress with ribbons and a pearl necklace, in a sculpted cartouche by Cornelius Johnson (auctioned by Sotheby's) From the Sotheby's Web site

The lace collar is gone, but this dress retains a waist band and decorative bows (also used as fastenings).

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