Two people descending a staircase. And I look at the outfits first (like ya do) and then comes the
WTF moment. That lady?
She doesn't look like a lady.
She looks like she has a mustache and beard.
What the..? Is this early engraving evidence of 16th century cross-dressing? I know that wearing long gowns was common in earlier periods, but this is definitely Elizabethan stuff-- the pointed waist, the ruff, the front underskirt -- so what the heck is going on here?
<< for comparison!