ca. 1535 Anne Stafford by Ambrosius Benson (St. Louis Art Museum - St. Louis, Missouri, USA)

This shows Anne Stafford, one of Henry VIII's few extramarital affairs, wearing remarkably casual dress that includes, possibly, a natural, instead of a vee, waistline. Her Wikipedia article is here.

I fixed the left edge and the left side of the upper edge with Photoshop and also removed spots throughout the image, but not the cracks on her face when I re-posted the image on 17 January 2015. The image probably came from Wikipedia.

ca. 1535 Anne Stafford by Ambrosius Benson (St. Louis Art Museum - St. Louis, Missouri, USA)

Anne Stafford's dress is remarkably casual for a portrait. She appears to wear a natural, instead of, a pointed vee waistline. Pins can be seen holding and arranging the drapery of her cap. She may also be wearing a coral pendant chain.

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