ca. 1619 Lady Frances Stanley by Paul van Somer (Ashridge Business School, Egerton collection - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire UK)

This portrait shows how décolletage was low and in in 1619. Her ruff circles around her neckline, flattening into a bertha up front.

Keywords:  1619, van Somer, long straight coiffure, tiara, trapezoidal neckline, neckline ruff, bertha, lace, tabbed sleeves, long close sleeves, back-flared engageantes, close skirt, necklace, earrings, bracelets

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