ca. 1556 (estimated) Diane de France, Duchesse d'Angoulême (1538 - 1619) by ? (Musée Carnavalet, Paris)

Her Wikipedia article is here.

If she is about 18, this was painted around 1556.

This shows Diane de France wearing a jeweled headdress, possibly an escoffion, with veil. Her headdress is fascinating - it looks like a French hood with its pair of jeweled bands, but does not come around the ears. Her headdress also includes a veil. The upturned square, crescent, neckline is very evident here; it was not just modest English who liked it...

Keywords:  Diane de France, Valois family, Duchess, French, curly coiffure, jeweled headdress, crescent neckline, carcanet neccklace, draped necklace, partlet, collar, neck ruff, rolled sleeves, puffed sleeves, veil


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