from the Seven Liberal Arts, etching by George Glover, c 1630. The lady wears a large wide brimmed hat, a waistcoat and overskirt that seem to be figured (or possibly embroidered) all over with a flower motif and a pale under petticoat. The smock which appears through the slashes in her sleeves is edged along the neckline with needlelace. The same lace is also used on her doubled sleeve cuffs and the edge of the over petticoat skirts. I also like the astonished face carved on the chair back. © Trustees of the British Museum

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