1568-1572 Christine of Denmark, Dowager-Duchess of Milan and Lorraine by The Monogrammist of G. E. C. (Weiss)

All of the present day Scandinavian royal families descend from her according to her Wikipedia article.

From Wikimedia; spots, linear flaws, and crinkle flaws removed from the Wikimedia image posted on 3 March 2015.

1568-1572 Lady identified as Christina of Denmark, Dowager-Duchess of Milan and Lorraine by monogramist G. E. C. (Weiss) Wm

Christine wears a dress with spectacularly exaggerated rolled sleeves with the the lower sleeves clad only in gold-decorated diaphanous material. Her bodice, upper sleeves, and over-skirt are decorated with silver while her lower sleeves and under-skirt are decorated with gold. She had to be noticed wearing this dress.

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