Anna Josepha Arconati attributed to Pier Francesco Cittadini (auctioned by Hampel)

I tried to find biographical information about this sumptuously dressed person. It turns out the word "monialis" in Latin means nun. So this Sister could be a noblewoman named Anna Josepha. Running the caption at the lower right through Google produces something like "Anna Josepha Sister professing (at) St. Augustin Monestary, daughter (of) Count Joseph Maria Arconati, worldly (name) Livia."

From Wikimedia.

Anna Josepha Arconati attributed to Pier Francesco Cittadini (auctioned by Hampel) Wm

Anna Josepha's dress appears to be breathtakingly opulent in late 1600s style with mantua drapery and bustle. The coiffure doesn't need to be fashionable for a nun.

Keywords:  Cittadini, Sister Anna Josepha, Livia Arconati, Arconati family, Italian, straight neckline, bertha, lace, quarter length close over-sleeves, elbow length under-sleeves, forward-back flared cuffs, deep vee waistline, bustle, maxi-length under-skirt, over-skirt, mantua, drapery, train, necklace, brooch, bracelets, muff, nun

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