ca. 1615 Mary, Lady Vere by William Larkin (National Gallery of Victoria - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

From Wikimedia; shadows filled in that revealed tabbed sleeves and patterns of black material.

ca. 1615 Mary, Lady Vere by William Larkin (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) Wm shadows

Black dresses were in style around 1615. Farthingales are being replaced by padded A-line skirts.

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