1672 Anna Cecilia Visconti by Carlo Ceresa (maniera di) (location unknown to gogm) | Grand Ladies
Lady Anna wears an almost hurluberlu coiffure over a bodice highlighted by a white lace bertha and spectacular Sévigné jeweled bodice ornament.
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Lady Arbella Stuart 1575-1615. Arbella had a claim to the throne of England and Scotland. She married without the permission of Queen Elizabeth I which was seen as a threat. She was imprisoned in the Tower, escaped but recaptured. She died in the Tower at the age of 40.
Lady Arabella Stuart, Cousin of King James I by Marcus Gheeraerts the younger, unknown artist (Government Art Collection) | Grand Ladies
The wheels of wheel farthingales were sometimes canted at steep angles, but Arabella's is not. The arrow peplum seen in the last image is repeated here.
A portrait of a child, likely Arbella Stuart. Arbella was Bess, Countess of Shrewsbury's grandchild and ward. Bess hoped that Queen Elizabeth I would name her Stuart/Tudor relation Arbella as her successor.
16C Fashion - Ruffs Galore + a few gloves attributed to Marcus Gheeraerts 1561-1635 or his school
Marcus Gheeraerts the younger (Flemish artist, 1561-1635) Lady Francis Fairfax 1605–1615 Marcus Gheeraerts the younger (Flemish artist, 1561-1635) Queen Elizabeth I Note gloves under her hand Marcus Gheeraerts the younger (Flemish artist, 1561-1635) Lady Anne Ruhout Marcus Gheeraerts the younger (Flemish artist, 1561-1635) Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I Note gloves in her hand Marcus Gheeraerts the younger (Flemish artist, 1561-1635) A Lady in Court Dress 1590 Marcus Gheeraerts the younger…
Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire- Bess of Hardwick
"Hardwick Hall- more glass than wall"- this aphorism describes the fine Elizabethan house built by the remarkable Elizabethan matriarch Bess of Hardwick, Countess of Shrewsbury, who amassed a fortune second only to the Queen from relatively modest beginnings by marrying four times and outliving each husband! Born in Hardwick, she also built the original Chatsworth whilst married to Sir William Cavendish and their offspring were the ancestors of the current line of the Dukes of Devonshire…