French Hood Images

Color View of Unknown Girl

Unknown Girl Aged 20, by John Bettes II, 1587.

The book I took the black & white versions from states that "(u)pper and nether billiments of pearls decorate the back of the head." I can also see two strips of black material, and a strip of white, that suggests more than simple billiments. This might be a French hood with the hood that is hidden by the very large ruff.

This is a color version found on the World Wide Web on August 23, 2007:

With thanks to Roger Franz for locating this color image.

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