Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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Frances Allitt

In the painting below, a girl dressed in a delicate lace collar stares off to the left of the viewer. Though her identity is now lost, the girl remains enchanting to behold. Framing her face are two pearl earrings and, around her neck, a double string of pearls.V&A Inventory Number P.52-1962Gerrit von Honthorst, A Young Girl Wearing a Lace CollarOil on oak panel, Utrecht c. 1635. Simple and...