ca. 1568 Lady in a black dress with embroidered sleeves, partlet, and cap by Master of the Countess of Warwick (auctioned by Christie's)

From Wikimedia; spots in background and the lower left corner and upper edge fixed with Photoshop by gogm.

The sitter wears a matching escoffion, partlet, and sleeves that contrast with her hourglass-figured black bodice and skirt. Her sleeve rolls, neckline, and the centerline of her bodice and skirt are adorned with puffed cloth ornaments.

Keywords:  1568, Master of the Countess of Warwick, British, frizzy coiffure, escoffion, jeweled headdress, partlet, high enclosing neckline, neck ruff, bodice, modesty piece, crescent neckline, puffed cloth ornaments, rolled sleeves, slashed sleeves, long tight under-sleeves, cuffs, ruffles, farthingale, pendant, jeweled partlet, jeweled sleeves

This site is for educational and information use. It is open for downloading and use without charge. I only ask that these images not be used for profit! I can be contacted at: