Bianca Capello by Santi di Tito (Museo Civico di Sansepolcro - Sansepolcro, Toscana Italy)


Judging by her age and her birth date, 1548, this would date to the early or middle 1560s.


This portrait of a young Bianca Capello (Cappello) may be an advertising portrait. Her bodice has a vee neckline created by a ruff-collar, but modesty is preserved by just a little of her chemise. The presence of buttons suggests she could be wearing a jacket bodice. Her over-garment has dozens of small diagonal slashes.

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