This portrait of an unknown lady of the Spiering family shows the sleeves are now two balloon-like structures each while her ruff is combined with a bertha.
This image shows fashion distributed into Germany just like the last image. Unlike the last image, this sitter is wearing a ruff while her modesty piece frames much, though not all, of her neck area. She wears a coat to support her double-balloon false sleeves.
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Dec 13, 2009, 7:39 PM
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