1616 Elizabeth Poulett by Robert Peake The Elder (Berger Collection, Denver Art Museum - Denver, Colorado, USA)

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1616 Elizabeth Poulett by Robert Peake The Elder (Berger Collection, Denver Art Museum - Denver, Colorado, USA)

Elizabeth Poulett wears a décolleté dress and a gorgeous framing jeweled headdress in this 1616 portrait by Robert Peake. The bodice appears to have a stomacher literally laced to the rest of the bodice in shoe lace pattern and the sleeves are laced over red inner sleeves.

She appears to be wearing a wheel farthingale, double back flared sleeves, and a jewel halo about her coiffure - retro features. She also wears fabbed sleeves, a floating ruff, a bertha combined with a modesty piece, and tight sleeves. More fashion adrift in a very turbulent era.

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