All posts tagged: 1640s

Rate the Dress: Sophia of Hanover

Last week you decreed that Whistler’s Symphony in White was slightly out of tune, giving it a respectable but not brilliant 7 out of 10. Will this weeks post sing a different tune? Last time you looked at a portrait of the mother of a British monarch (OK, so only Prince Phillip, so not quite a monarch!), you heartily approved. Will Sophia of Hanover (14 October 1630 — 8 June 1714), mother of George the First of England, have the same luck, or will you find her exotic outfit too outlandish?  Sophia of Hanover is shown in 17th century fancy dress as an Indienne princess in a portrait painted by her rather talented sister, Elisabeth of Bohemia. How do you feel about the pairing of a classic white slipper satin gown with a fanciful feather headdress and the tasseled and feathered polychromatic cloak? Picture perfect? Or positively provincial? Rate the dress on a scale of 1 to 10 SaveSave