Old but young

It has 1659 painted on as a date.  If its not an addition then it is the oldest work we have restored and framed.  You can see, it has at one time been in an oval surround.  A lot of the shining gold decortation on the garment was almost obscured.  Cleaning has revealed it.  The frame is not so old; about 1900 maybe.   And the gold slip is modern.

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