1595 Lady Eleanor Herbert by ? (Powis Castle)

lady Eleanor Herbert displays a wheel farthingale with big puffed sleeves in this 1595 portrait.

Richly patterned fabric, puffed sleeves, and a wheel farthingale with deeply pointed bodice were not just for the Queen. In this portrait, it looks as if each sleeve has a capelet depending from it. She either wears gloves or has a very good henna treatment on her hands. Gloves were a luxury for the rich at that time. She appears to wear a straight coiffure.

Keywords:  1595, English, straight coiffure, square neckline, hair jewelry, necklace, earrings, neckline ruff, lace, hanging sleeves, cuffs, gloves, fan, brooch, wheel farthingale, deep vee waistline 

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