Sophie Brahe by ? (location ?)

The first paragraph of her Wikipedia article states, "Sophia or Sophie Brahe or after marriage Sophie Thott Lange (22 September 1556 or 24 August 1559[1] – 1643), was a Danish noble woman and horticulturalist with knowledge of astronomy, chemistry, and medicine. She assisted her brother Tycho Brahe with his astronomical observations.” Tycho Brahe could be called the father of modern observational astronomy. He used precision instruments to make observations before magnification was available. A conspicuous crater on the moon near its south pole as well as a crater on Mars and a medium-sized asteroid are named for him.

From livinghistory.dk/original/Portraetmalerier/Broholm/IMG_4339; removed print from lower right and fixed the left quarter of the upper edge with Photoshop. Also posted to the Late Farthingale Era - 1590 to 1620 Album.

Sophie Brahe by ? (location ?) From livinghistory.dk:original:Portraetmalerier:Broholm:IMG 4339 fixed left quarter upper edge

The wide ruff and puffed sleeves place this portrait into the late 1500s or 1600s. She could have been in Denmark, Germany, or Prague when this portrait was painted.

Keywords:  Sophie Brahe, Sophia Thott Lange, Brahe family, Lange family, straight coiffure, jeweled headdress, fitted bodice, high enclosing neckline, wide folded neck ruff, tabbed upper sleeves, long pffed lower sleeves,back-flared cuffs, bracelets, rings, necklace, pendant, girdle, vee waistline, close skirt, jeweled pendant chain, gloves

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