1606 Maria Serra Pallavicino by Peter Paul Rubens (private collection)

This could also be Caterina Grimaldi according to AidArt.

This portrait of an Italian noblewoman shows a dress very similar to that worn by Brigida Spinola DoreaThe lower skirt does not appear to be supported by an internal framework such as a farthingale.

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