Historical Portraits Picture Archive
Portrait of a Lady in a black dress with white cuffs and high collar 1580s
Oil on Panel
13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches 34 x 27 cm.
The severe elegance of this portrait reminds one that in renaissance Europe, black was not merely the colour of mourning, but of daily aristocratic dress.
Philip Mould Ltd, 18-19 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5LU.
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