1557 Patrician Lady by Sofonisba Anguissola (location ?)

From jeannedepompadour.blogspot.com/2012/03/wrapped-in-fur-first-necessity-then.html; removed spots in the background and fixed the left and right edges with Photoshop. Also posted to the Middle 1500s - 1550 to 1590 Album here.

1557 Patrician Lady by Sofonisba Anguissola (location ?) From jeannedepompadour.blogspot.com/2012/03/wrapped-in-fur-first-necessity-then.html despot bckgnd fix l. and r. edges

Her head cover appears to have a center piece and one or more side pieces. The obvious part is the spotted pelt draped over her left arm. The presumably Italian dress differs from Spanish dresses of the day by having plain, but full, false sleeves.

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