1663 (engraved) Christine, daughter of France, by the grace of God, Duchess of Savoy

From Bibliothèque nationale de France via Wikimedia; sepia tone removed.

1663 (engraved) Christine, daughter of France, by the grace of God, Duchess of Savoy Bibliothèque nationale de France via Wikimedia detint

This print shows Christine as a dutiful widow. She appears to be wearing a true hurluberlu coiffure worthy of Hortense Mancini. She tops the Mancinis by wearing clusters of pearls from hanging locks of curls. She appears to be wearing a lace neckline ornament, a bertha, with a vee neckline partially concealed by a partlet-like over-bodice.

Keywords:  Christine de France, Christine Marie de France, Madame Royale, Princess of Piedmont, Bourbon family, Princess, Duchess, Savoia family, hurluberlu coiffure, attifet, hair jewelry, partlet, high neckline, collar, bertha, vee neckline, lace, bodice, scoop neckline, quarter length puffed over-sleeves, fur, full under-sleves, bows, deep vee waistline, full skirt, brooch, clasps, widow's dress

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