1557 Anne de Pisseleu by François Clouet (Musée Condé, Chantilly) photo credit René-Gabriel Ojéda

One of many portraits of notables of the day in fashionable dress by Francois Clouet from 1557.

She wears a reticulated (net-pattern) headdress on the back of her head, an "escoffion" under a feathered beret-type cap. This is a good example of a partlet, the covering between the dress and neck. Her partlet is of reticulated gold-work. She wears a heavy necklace below the ruff, a carcanet. She was probably wearing puffed sleeves.

Keywords:  Clouet - François, 1557, Ojéda, French, Anne de Pisseleu, Duchess, escoffion, carcanet necklace, collar, ruff, feathered cap, jeweled partlet, rolled sleeves, mistress

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