1527ca. Lady Mary Guildford by Hans Holbein the Younger (Saint Louis Art Museum)

This is a classic image showing English dress in the first half of the 1500s, including the neckline, slashed sleeves, and English hood. The severe-looking English hood causes the wearer to look like she's forever in a church window. The square neckline and slashed sleeves are common in period dress. Her necklaces are chains of unadorned metal, apparently copper.

Keywords:  1527, Holbein, English, English hood, jeweled headdress, necklace, rings, cuffs, low puffed sleeves, false sleeves, slashed sleeves, jeweled pendant chain


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