Catherine de Medici, Governor of Siena after Justus Sustermans (auctioned by Hampel)

From Wikimedia; filled in shadows enough to show sleeves. Also posted to her new Subalbum here.

Catherine de Medici, Governor of Siena after Justus Sustermans (auctioned by Hampel) Wm

She became a widow in 1626 and this appears to be widow’s dress.

Keywords:  Caterina di Ferdinando de' Medici, Caterina de’ Medici, Catherine de' Medici, duchessa di Mantova e di Monferrato, governatore di Siena, Medici family, Gonzaga family, Duchess, Italian, curly coiffure, ribbon headdress, earrings, high enclosing neckline, deep wide ruff, bodice, tabbed hanging sleeves, long false sleeves, lace-edged back-flared cuffs

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