ca. 1560-1565 Unknown Noblewoman by Sofonisba Anguissola (Weiss Gallery)

From the Weiss Gallery Web site via www.pinterest.com/ladyisabelle/16th-century-iberian.

Spanish and Italian styles closely followed each other. This gress would be a full saya with the addition of hanging sleeves. The stiffness of satin is shown by Anguissola in this portrait.

Keywords:  Anguissola, straight coiffure, jeweled headdress, high enclosing neckline, ruff, tabbed sleeves, long close sleeves, cuffs, buttons, tabbed bodice, farthingale, carcanet necklace, earrings, jeweled skirt ornament, gloves


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