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Fashion - 16th & 17th centuries

Anne of Denmark ; John De Critz the Elder. This portrait shows the Queen in the fashion evolving from1605 onwards. Sleeves have become very tight, the bodice has been cut lower & the French farthingale has diminished in width. Hair is now dressed to an exaggerated height. The Queen still favours the flat shoe associated with the earlier style. In 1605 the Queen would have been 31; she obviously retained an interest in fashion but she would not necessarily have been bang up to date.

The outfit made according to a portrait of 3rd Henry VIII's wife Jane Seymour by Hans Holbein, 1537 (The royal picture gallery Mauritshuis, Haag). The outfit is hand-sewn by linen and silk thread according to patterns in the book The Tudor Tailor, even if some methods were fitted to the portrait. The dress is made of 11 meters of half-silk velvet and consists of the dress with the train and turn-back sleeves and separate stomacher, which is pinned over the front lacing of dress. Brass pins ar...

Tailor's - Hanka, Jane Seymour, part 1

Jean Clouet, Portrait of Charlotte of France, c.1522 (via). This portrait of Princess Charlotte, daughter of King Francis I, was painted about a year before she died at age 8.

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The Countess of Sussex by Paulus Van Somer (1576/78-1622) a Flemish artist who arrived in England from Antwerp during the reign of King James I of England and became one of the leading painters of the royal court. Which countess of Suffolk this is, I don't know, could be Bridget Morison, wife of Robert Radcliffe, the 5th earl. (His mother was Elizabeth Howard, the half-sister of the Elizabeth Howard who was Anne Boleyn's mother.)

The Countess of Sussex by Paulus Van Somer

Mary Denton, 1573 (George Gower) (1540-1596) York Art Gallery, UK

1570's Portraits

George Gower portrait of Mary Denton, (1558-1574), 1573. Nee Martyn or Martin, daughter of Sir Roger Martin of Long Melford, Suffolk, a mercer and Lord Mayor of London in 1567, and his second wife, Elizabeth Castlyn or Castelin (d.1583). was painted at the age of fifteen, to commemorate her wedding to Alexander Denton of Hillesden, Buckinghamshire (1542-1576) on June 8, 1573 at St. Antonin, Budge Row, London.

File:George Gower portrait of Mary Denton.png - Wikipedia

Per Sotheby's: c. 1700 copy of a 1583 portrait of Mary Kytson, wife of Thomas Lord Darcy. Inscribed 1583 AETATIS 17. Later inscription MARY WIFE OF THOMAS LORD DARCY/DAUGHTER OF SIR THOMAS KITSON. oil on panel, 44 × 37 in (111.8 × 94 cm). Date c. 1700 copy of a painting of 1583

Emerald Cross, late 16th century ( with later additions ) Provenance: Acquired by Queen Mary before 1920. Obverse: cross formed of seven emeralds in varying shaped table-cuts and box settings. Along the side panels is a frieze in black enamel with a stylised leaf pattern. The cross is inserted into a white enamel frame with opaque blue, translucent green scrollwork and strapwork and a translucent red enamel rosette. With integrated white enamel .

Emerald cross | Royal Collection Trust

A 16th century portrait of Queen Elizabeth I. After Lucas de Heere. Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

One of the many lesser-known portraits of Queen Elizabeth I; this one of the Queen in a frame is dated from around 1589.

A portrait of the young Elizabeth Talbot, known popularly as Bess of Hardwick. The portrait was once wrongfully labelled as Queen Mary I of England.