ca. 1560 Renée de Rieux, femme de Louis de Sainte-Maure, marquis de Nesle by French school (Musée Condé, Chantilly)

From Réunion des Musées Nationaux, photo Rene Ojéda.

This drawing shows details of the headdress portion of a French hood as worn by Renée de Rieux, as well as the partlet, ruff, and draped necklace of fashionable dress. Her ribbed partlet is plain, but becoming. She wears numerous pearls to emphasize her dress and headdress and display her status.

Keywords:  1560, Ojéda, Renée de Rieux, French, Lady-in-Waiting, French hood, jeweled headdress, draped necklace, partlet, crescent neckline, neck ruff

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