1610-1623 (between) Margarita Aldobrandini, Duchess of Parma, by Bartolomé González y Serrano (Hermitage)

Bartolomé González y Serrano portrays Margarita Aldobrandini, a Duchess of Parma, wearing a gold and black saya in this portrait from the first quarter of the 1600s. The Wikipedia article about the Aldobrandini family can be found here.

The small serpentine adornments (slashes?) of the skirt are continued on the bodice and hanging sleeves and even in the tabs of the bodice and sleeves. This is a little too much...

Keywords:  Marguerite of Savoy, González y Serrano, Duchess, Italian, Habsburg family, Savoia family, curly coiffure, high enclosing neckline, neck ruff, lace, headdress, necklace, earrings, brooch, girdle, clasps, rings, jeweled skirt, slashing, hanging sleeves, false sleeves, tabbed sleeves, cuffs, farthingale, basque waistline, lining, handkerchief, saya


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