- Vergé paper (handmade), black chalk, opaque colours, metallic pigment paint (gold)
- H. 16,1 cm
- Not exhibited
- Inventory Number
- Gr 835
- Asigned from the Royal Bavarian Museum of Prints and Drawings, Munich.
In one of the earliest prints of costumes in the collection, a lady presents the current fashion of the English nobility around 1600. The barrel-shaped hoop skirt and the hanging sleeves cascading down to the seams outline the sumptuous dress. Precious accessories such as her lace cuffs and collar as well as the gloves and feather fan lets her appear fashionably chic.
The exquisitely painted single sheet comes from one of the very rare and well preserved costume books. They were produced in Italy around 1600, mainly as souvenirs for travellers, and contain illustrations of the clothing of men and women of various social classes and from different countries.