ca. 1530 Lady Alice More by follower of Hans Holbein (private collection)

English dress was conspicuously modest in the early 1500s and had a religious flavor with church gable headdress, somber colors, and religious jewelry. Her under-sleeves and jewelry add striking notes of color to Lady Alice's otherwise somber nun-like dress.

Keywords:  1530, Holbein, English, English hood, high neckline, partlet, square neckline, modesty piece, long full under-sleeves, cuffs, over-sleeves, fur, necklace, brooch, jeweled bodice ornament


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