It’s busy times here at ADHQ, so I’ll make today’s post quick.
This is one of my favorite portraits, a lady thought to be Vere Egerton, Mrs William Booth, attributed to Robert Peake (1541-1619).
I love her mix of textures and colors – like, that jacket totally doesn’t go with that skirt, but it does! The length of the jacket is also quite interesting, as well as the relatively narrow shape of the skirt, but what I find most intriguing about this image is her shoes.
I’ve got more for you on the (very brief) history of Elizabethan footwear, later. For now, I’ll leave you with Vere.