ca. 1580 Bianca Cappello, Second Wife of Francesco I de' Medici by Alessandro Allori (Galleria degli Uffizi - Firenze Italy)

Bianca Cappello de Medici wears a characteristically Italian ruff-collar in this Allori portrait. The Wikipedia article for Alessandro Allori is here.

Upgrade image posted on 23 January 2013 from Wikimedia; spots throughout image removed with Photoshop by gogm.

Keywords:  1580, Allori, Bianca Capello, Bianca Cappello, Capello family, Medici family, Grand Duchess, Italian, straight coiffure, vee neckline, collar, ruff, lapels, false sleeves, slashed sleeves, rolled sleeves, jeweled headdress, necklace, earrings

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