Her Wikipedia article is here. She had a daughter, Holy Roman Empress Eleonora.
What a headdress! The dress is also unusual for open sleeves that are not virago sleeves and its rectangular collar. She wears a black surcoat in Spanish style. This may be a mourning dress. The wires supporting her headdress form graceful arcs.
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Jul 20, 2016, 11:15 AM
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