She was the only child of Charles IX of France and Elisabeth of Austria. She lived for about five years. Her Wikipedia article is here.
Posted to the Alexander Palace Time Machine Discussion Forum by Alexandrina-Sofia on 25 July 2011.
Marie Élisabeth wears a interesting drum-shaped hat atop a frilly headdress that stands in front of a jeweled billiment in this Clouet portrait. Billiments are the jeweled head bands usually associated with French hoods.
Keywords: 1578, Clouet, Valois family, Princess, French, headdress, strap, jeweled headdres, billiment, hat, crescent neckline, long upper puffed sleeves, pendant
Aug 31, 2011, 10:24 PM
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