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Reconstruction of Basel's townswomen's dress, based on a drawing by Hans Holbein. Skirt made with a textile, imitating silken tabin.

Dress inspired by Basel Woman with Ostrich Feather Hat (Costume Study workshop of Hans Holbein the Younger). Reconstruction by Nomina Rosae.

Basel Woman with Ostrich Feather Hat, Hans Holbein the Younger

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Elizabeth I: The Rainbow Portrait, c1600, by Isaac Oliver. This portrait can be viewed at Hatfield House. Oliver was a pupil of Elizabeth's favorite court painter, Nicholas Hilliard, and the brother-in-law of Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger. Some historians have argued that Gheeraerts painted this portrait, but most favor Oliver.    Elizabeth's gown is embroidered with English wildflowers, thus allowing the queen to pose in the guise of Astraea, the virginal heroine of classical literature…

With Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn as your's bound to be complicated. Elizabeth I, Tudor monarch, in the famous Rainbow Portrait. She was the daughter of Ann Boleyn and Henry VIII. About time she had a meme.