1577 Herzogin Dorothea Ursula von Wuerttemberg attributed to Eberhard von Backe (location unknown to gogm)

This portrait attributed to Eberhard von Backe shows Dorothea Ursula von Württemberg wearing a colorful German dress with a colored partlet and a peaked crescent neckline.

Her dress appears to be an exaggerated version of French fashion with expanded leg-o-mutton sleeve tops and the peaked crescent neckline almost becoming a very wide isosceles triangle. Her dress is more colorful than shown in most portraits of the day with a red bodice with black bands complemented by a red partlet reticulated in black matching the sleeves above her blue skirt.

Her coiffure is unique - I won't attempt to classify it.  Maybe Ferengi?

Keywords:  1577, von Backe, German, ruff, high enclosing neckline, jeweled headdress, girdle, slashed sleeves,  hair jewelry, carcanet necklace, draped necklace, rings, gloves, French sleeves, bracelets, Württemberg

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