ca. 1609 Magdalene Sibylle of Prussia (1586-1659) by ? (auctioned by Bonhams)

Upgrade image replacing one posted 27 July 2011 from the Bonhams Web site. Also posted to Magdalena Sibylle of Prussia’s new Subalbum here.

ca. 1609 Magdalene Sibylle of Prussia (1586-1659) by ? (auctioned by Bonhams)

This miniature shows how early 1600s style played out in northern Germany, Magdalene wears straight hair adorned with red flowers (?) and fuzzy-looking trim and a substantial neckline ruff in back and a bertha in front.

Keywords:  1609, Magdalena Sibylle von Preußen, Prinzessin des Herzogtums Preußen, Kurfürstin von Sachsen, Princess, Duchess, Hohenzollern family, Wettin family, German, straight coiffure, floral headdress, fitted bodice, trapezoidal neckline, lace neckline ruff, lace bertha, floral bodice ornament, order chain, close sleeves

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