ca. 1630 Lady, probably Pantasilea Dotto Capodilista, by Chiara Varotari (Museo d'Arte Medievale e Moderna - Padua Italy)

From Wikimedia.

The colors of Pantasilea's dress are continued to her ruff, the only break from it being a white under-bodice. While this is dated to around 1630, ruffs had already laid down by that time. This portrait is more in keeping with 1620 style.

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