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oost jacob van i prt of a boy aged 11 (from <a href="http://www.oldpainters.org/picture.php?/32055/category/11885"></a>)

oost jacob van i prt of a boy aged 11 (from <a href="http://www.oldpainters.org/picture.php?/32055/category/11885"></a>)

17Cornelis Janssens van Ceulen LONDON 1593 - 1661 UTRECHT PORTRAIT OF A LADY IN BLACK signed and dated lower left: Cor Jonson V Ceulen/fecit 1652

17Cornelis Janssens van Ceulen LONDON 1593 - 1661 UTRECHT PORTRAIT OF A LADY IN BLACK signed and dated lower left: Cor Jonson V Ceulen/fecit 1652

Portrait of a Young Girl by Anthony van Dyck, unknown date (ca 1630s?), private collection

Portrait of a Young Girl by Anthony van Dyck, unknown date (ca 1630s?), private collection

Portrait of a Young Woman Cornelis de Vos  (Flemish, Hulst 1584/85–1651 Antwerp) Medium: Oil on canvas Accession Number: 71.46

Portrait of a Young Woman Cornelis de Vos (Flemish, Hulst 1584/85–1651 Antwerp) Medium: Oil on canvas Accession Number: 71.46

Frances Teresa Stuart, Duchess of Richmond, (c.1662), detail, by Sir Peter Lely (14 September 1618 – 30 November 1680)

Frances Teresa Stuart, Duchess of Richmond, (c.1662), detail, by Sir Peter Lely (14 September 1618 – 30 November 1680)

It's About Time: 1500-1600s Fashion - Modified ruffs & wings + a bit of color

It's About Time: 1500-1600s Fashion - Modified ruffs & wings + a bit of color

unknown artist, 17th century, An Unknown Young Man, ca. 1622, Oil on panel, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

unknown artist, 17th century, An Unknown Young Man, ca. 1622, Oil on panel, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

Portrait of Anna Boudaen Courten by Saloman Mesdach, 1619 the Netherlands, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam  I love the fabric

Portrait of Anna Boudaen Courten by Saloman Mesdach, 1619 the Netherlands, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam I love the fabric

1630s (late) Ladies Anne Dalkeith, later Countess of Morton, and Anne Kirke by Sir Anthonis van Dyck (Hermitage) | Grand Ladies | gogm

1630s (late) Ladies Anne Dalkeith, later Countess of Morton, and Anne Kirke by Sir Anthonis van Dyck (Hermitage) | Grand Ladies | gogm

Men weren’t the only ones to indulge in ribbon loops. Ladies closed their jacket fronts with a boa-like line of ribbons and hung ribbon tassels from their bodices and hair. By the 1670s, the loops had ceased to be distinctly bow-shaped and were applied like tassels. The ribbon strips were often wider for men and thinner for women and children. “The Eldest Daughter of the Artist” by Claude Lefebvre, circa 1672

Unique Embellishments and Passementerie Through the Centuries: 17th Century Swag

Men weren’t the only ones to indulge in ribbon loops. Ladies closed their jacket fronts with a boa-like line of ribbons and hung ribbon tassels from their bodices and hair. By the 1670s, the loops had ceased to be distinctly bow-shaped and were applied like tassels. The ribbon strips were often wider for men and thinner for women and children. “The Eldest Daughter of the Artist” by Claude Lefebvre, circa 1672

1648 Cornelis Janssens van Ceulen Portrait of Two Young Girls on a Terrace with Two Hounds and a Landscape Beyond

1648 Cornelis Janssens van Ceulen Portrait of Two Young Girls on a Terrace with Two Hounds and a Landscape Beyond