1579-1583 (between) Bianca Cappello by Girolamo Macchietti (Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Mansi - Lucca, Tuscany Italy)

From Wikimedia; the borders between Bianca Capello's dress and the background is often indistinct making repairs very difficult.

Bianca wears a semi-open bodice framed by her ruff over a striped chemise in this Macchietti portrait. Her dress has rolled sleeves  where the sleeve may emerge from an epaulette. Her ruff rests on a collar.

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