Ernestine Yolande (1594-1663), Princess of Ligne by Jan Anthonisz. van Ravesteyn (Mauritshuis - Den Haag Netherlands)

Biographic information about her can be found here.

From Wikimedia; spots in background and coiffure removed with Photoshop by gogm.

Wikimedia dates this portrait between 1615 and 1625, but the wide, deep ruff is more in keeping with the middle 1600s. The caption proclaims her wife of the Count of Nassau Siegen, which happened in 1618. However the caption could have been added later.

Keywords:  Ernestine Yolande de Ligne, de Ligne family, Nassau Siegen family, Countess, straight coiffure, jeweled hat, high enclosing neckline, ruff, lace, over-dress, tabbed sleeves, hanging sleeves, under-dress, partlet, square neckline, false sleeves, slashed sleeves, slashing, earrings, jeweled bodice ornament, jeweled crucifix


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