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The Painted Lady - Tudor Portraits at the Ferens
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'A Noblewoman' by William Segar, c.1590 (detail)

Detail from William Segar - A Noblewoman, 1590, Ferens Art Gallery.  This flea fur was meant to attract fleas to it, and away from the person holding it.  In reality, it is unlikely to have had any affect.  What do the bejewelled areas look like?

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