Fashion History: Elizabethan and Jacobean

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Portrait of Thomas Oxenden by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger in 1603 A.D.

Marcus Gheeraert le Jeune - Portrait of Thomas Oxenden

Elizabethan purse decorated with flowers. This was used to hold perfume scented objects to cover body odor.

Purse Date: last quarter century Culture: British Medium: silk, gold, silver, linen Description Elaborately embroidered purses such as this example were known as "sweet bags" and were used to carry scented herbs or essences to cover unpleasant odors.

Princess Elizabeth of Bohemia around 1610 A.D.

Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia By Robert Peake the Elder Oil on canvas, circa 1610

Embroidered jacket created with silk, linen and metal in 1616 A.D.

Womans jacket, English Embroidery of the Late Tudor and Stuart Eras. The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Portrait of Princess Elizabeth of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel by an unknown artist in 1609 A.D.

File:Princess Elizabeth of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Duchess of Saxe-Altenberg.

Portrait of Walter Devereux, First Earl of Essex by unknown artist around 1572 A.D.

Walter Devereux, Earl of Essex, husband of Lettice Knollys, granddaughter of Mary Boleyn. Two versions: subtle differences.

Portrait of a Gentleman and His Two Daughters by Giovanni Battista Moroni around 1572-1575 A.D.

Giovanni Battista Moroni, Portrait of a Gentleman and His Two Daughters, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland,

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