ca. 1700 Suzanne Henriette de Lorraine-Elbeuf, duchesse de Mantoue by Pierre Gobert (Musée de Brou, Bourg-en-Bresse, Ain department France)

Mantua, the place that names a style of skirt, is located where the Italian boot emerges from the European body southwest of Verona. Her Wikipedia article is here.

Brou is a former royal monestary located in the eastern town of Bourg-en-Bresse.

From Wikimedia; a substantial veiling reflection in the upper left background was suppressed by copying the right background to the left with Photoshop. Image enlarged by half.

Pierre Gobert portrays the Duchess in a fanciful pose in a portrait casual dress with a criss-cross bodice partially covered by the lace of her chemise. Her chemise also gushes with lace engageantes from her notched sleeves.

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