1610-1613 Mary Radclyffe by William Larkin (Denver Art Museum)

Mary Radclyffe wears a décolleté dress with extensive lace trim in this work by Larkin. This is the image posted in Wikipedia detail-enhanced by gogm to bring out details of the rolled sleeves and skirt.
Her gown is black, suiting Puritan tastes, but tres décolleté.

Thepeerage has an article about her:  "Mary Radclyffe is the daughter of Sir John Radclyffe. She married Sir John Stanhope, son of Sir John Stanhope and Catherine Trentham. Her married name became Stanhope."

The Wikipedia article for William Larkin is here.

Frizzy hair is in style here.

The black of her gown contrasts strongly with the white lace. Lace, pearls, and coral advertise her elevated station. She appears to rest her left hand on the big wheel of her farthingale. Tabs can be seen where sleeves join bodice as well as a balloon-like section of accordion sleeves that were in fashion in the first half of the century.

Keywords:  1610, Larkin, British, floating ruff, lace, scoop decolletage, wheel farthingale, earrings, jeweled neckline, bracelets, rings, necklace - draped, earrings, cuffs, bertha, puffed sleeves, tabbed sleeves, slashed sleeves, rosettes, feathered headdress, accordion pleat sleeves


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