1570 -1572 Livia Colonna by Paolo Caliari (Veronese) (Museo Nacional del Prado - Madrid Spain)

According to her very short geni.com entry, she married into the Conti family and had a daughter.

Upgrade image from Wikimedia; numerous small spots throughout image fixed with Photoshop by gogm.

Livia Colonna is dressed simply, but in luxurious fabric, showing off her sottana under the cords holding her split bodice together in this Veronese portrait. Her bodice opening is lined with ruffles, matched at the armscyes, that turns into a ruff.

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