Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of a Lady in a black dress with white cuffs and high collar 1580s

 French School 

Portrait of a Lady in a black dress with white cuffs and high collar,  French School
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Oil on Panel
16th Century
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.Copyright Philip Mould Ltd.