Isabella di Savoia by Sante Peranda (Galleria Estense, Modena Italy)

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This portrait of Isabella di Savoia shows a grotesque modification of the saya. She was the daughter of Infanta Catalina, her Wikipedia article is here. She was born in 1591.

The brief Wikipedia article for Sante Peranda is here.


This ends the "Grand Ladies of the Farthingale Era" section.

The index for the next section, "Grand Ladies of the Reigns of Louis XIII and Louis XIV," is here.

The next album, "Transition from Ruffs to Collars - 1620 to 1630," is here.

The farthingale era is ending and a new era of puffed sleeves and flat collars instead of ruffs is dawning. It can be seen that puffed false sleeves work poorly with hanging sleeves. She wears black lace on her flat ruff that is more a collar than a ruff as well as her cuffs, another departure from custom. This is a deep example of the basque bodice with the rounded vee bottom.

Her bodice and false sleeves are adorned with clusters of three pearls along with her skirt and bodice, but also with numerous clusters of smaller pearls and single smaller pearls.

While the farthingale and saya are wonderful for displaying jewels, the style was getting old and it was time for something new...

Keywords:  González y Serrano, Duchess, Italian, Habsburg family, Savoia family, curly coiffure, jewel neckline, neckline ruff, lace, jeweled headdress, necklace, earrings, jeweled bodice ornament, rings, jeweled sleeve, jeweled bodice, jeweled skirt, slashing, hanging sleeves, false sleeves, cuffs, farthingale, basque waistline, handkerchief, saya

This ends the "Grand Ladies of the Farthingale Era" section.

The index for the next section, "Grand Ladies of the Reigns of Louis XIII and Louis XIV," is here.

The next album, "Transition from Ruffs to Collars - 1620 to 1630," is here.


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