Possibly Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne, mother of Catherine de Medici by ? (location unknown to gogm)

She lived from 1501 to 1519 and died from disease passed on by her husband Lorenzo II just after giving birth to Catherine, later Queen of France. Her Wikipedia article is here.

Possibly Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne, mother of Catherine de Medici by ? (location unknown to gogm)

Until otherwise informed, I will believe this portrait is a retrospective given the Tudor-like design of her dress inconsistent with the Italian styles seen here. Edie Engel advises, "Either it was done after her death, or it's another lady. Clothing is too modern to be Madeleine's. Poor lady only lived to be around 20."

Keywords:  Medici family, straight coiffure, French hood, high enclosing neckline, partlet, long low puffed sleeves, slashed sleeves, blackwork, gloves


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