1585-1590 (between) Margherita Gonzaga Este (1564-1618) by Giovanni Bahuet (auctioned by Dorotheum)

Her Wikipedia article is here.

From Wikimedia; flaws at and within the twentieth of the width next to the left edge and the right edge were removed with Photoshop. Also posted towards the end of the Middle 1500s - 1550 to 1590 Album.


This shows how a saya derives from a tight-fitting dress and a surcote above that also provides  redundant hanging sleeves. The buttons could be functional.

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