1557 Unknown Lady called Elizabeth Gawdy, nee Wooton or Anne, Lady Penruddocke, née Goodyer by Hans Eworth (private collection)

An out take of Hans Eworth: The Complete Raisonné, concludes that the sitter cannot be identified. The same out take has this about the portrait:  "The lady in this portrait is presented in three-quarter length, standing in front of a nondescript grayish-brown background. She wears a black satin gown with black velvet guards. The guards of her gown are bordered with rows of narrow black braiding. Her gown fastens in the front, likely with hook and eye closures concealed by the visible black satin (ribbon) bows. The red satin undersleeves of her gown are vertically slashed up to the middle of her upper arms. Her forepart appears to be made of the same red satin, as does the band of her French hood. She also appears to be wearing a Spanish farthingale; its horizontal rings can be seen pressing against the satin of her forepart. At her wrists and neck she is also wearing a matching white collar and cuffs.

From pinterest.com/jeancynthiacohe/history/. If the background looks too good to be true, it is. I removed a strong veiling reflection on the left side by making most of that side a consistent color taken from the original image (that can be seen in the out take) and blurring the right side with Photoshop. I removed a crease line from her coiffure and a few spots from her dress, also with Photoshop.

1557 Unknown Lady called Elizabeth Gawdy, nee Wooton or Anne, Lady Penruddocke, née Goodyer by Hans Eworth (private collection) From pinterest.com:jeancynthiacohe:history:

The ensemble starts with a short-sleeve surcote with the sleeves of the dress squeezed in beneath. She wears an elliptical French hood. The pendant is a prayer book.

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