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Lettrine d'une charte au sujet des privilèges de Sigismond Auguste , Roi de Pologne et Grand Duc de Lithuanie , daté du 6 juin 1563. Collection des Parchemins , des livres rares et des Manuscripts , Department de la Bibliothèque National de Lithuanie Martynas Mažvydas

Through the Keyhole: A Peek into a 17th Century Lady’s Wardrobe

A woman's loose linen jacket (probably worn during pregnancy) ca 1590-1630, English. Embroidered with silk, silver, and silver gilt threads in a circular vine motifs with flowers and fruit. The embroidery pattern is very similar to the famous extant Layton jacket (for which there is a 17th c. painting of Lady Layton wearing the actual garment) but this jacket made from a single layer of linen and there are no cuffs. The Layton jacket is better constructed and more fitted..

A Young Lady Aged 21, Possibly Helena Snakenborg, later Marchioness of Northampton (detail). English School, 1569