1569 Lady, in a Black Dress with Gold-trimmed and Jewelled Cap by Master of the Countess of Warwick (auctioned by Sotheby's)

From the Sotheby's Web site; some spots in the background and a linear flaw extending from the top edge to the bottom edge removed with Photoshop by gogm.

The subject wears a black over-bodice and an under-garment with asterisk ornaments in the center. Just where the sleeves of net adorned with small pearls come from is unclear, but they can be called French sleeves. Her over-bodice has a vee décolletage framed by wide lapels. Her cap is adorned with metallic thread and it has a large back. She may be wearing a French hood.

Keywords:  1569, Master of the Countess of Warwick, English straight coiffure, French hood, jeweled headdress, under-bodice, high enclosing neckline, neck ruff, over-bodice, vee décolletage, lapels, rolled sleeves, slashed sleeves, cap over-sleeves, long tapered under-sleeves, cuffs, ruffles, waist band, bows, farthingale, pendant

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