ca. 1550 Lady by Peter de Kempeneer (Städel Museum - Frankfurt Germany)

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The sitter wears a modesty piece and an extremely sheer partlet covering a wrap around bateau neckline. The patlet appears to cover the modesty piece. Her sleeve rolls fold over under their own weight, so they are more like puffs. Her dress has a natural waistline.

Keywords:  1550, de Kempeneer, straight coiffure, cap, partlet, trapezoidal neckline, modesty piece, bateau décolletage, French sleeves, cuffs, natural waistline, full skirt, earrings, necklace

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