1597 Miniature of an Unknown Lady by Nicholas Hilliard (Metropolitan Museum)

This miniature shows an Elizabethan lady in an opulent dress with a huge lace ruff.

She's got the wide ruff and big rolled or tabbed puffed sleeves of the era.

Keywords:  1597, Hilliard, English, neck ruff, lace, straight coiffure, high enclosing neckline, puffed sleeves, jeweled headdress, necklace, draped necklace


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