1573 Unknown Lady aged 24 by school of George Gower (auctioned by Sotheby's)

From Sotheby's Web site.

Her partlet splits in a vee near its bottom, turns, straight up at the neck, and supports a ruff. The neck opening reveals gold choker chains. The patterned silk partlet and sleeves are beautiful. She wears a French hood adorned with gold chain jewelry.

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