1583 (1700 copy of 1583 original) Mary Kytson, Lady Darcy after George Gower (auctioned by Sotheby's)

From Wikimedia; flaws in background removed with Photoshop by gogm.

Lady Kytson's dress is very simple by the standards of the day. Her wide coiffure looks like a later day set of bicycle handlebars.

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