1600 Catherine Henriette de Balzac d'Entragues by ? (Versailles)


Colorful dress and big ruffs were not confined to England and German states as shown by this 1600 portrait of Catherine Henriette de Balzac d'Entragues. The ruff conceals what appears to be the upper part of a lace collar.

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