Lady, probably Bianca Capello, by Bronzino (location unknown to gogm)

If it weren't for other portraits, one could conclude that Bianca Capello de Medici is wearing a 1980s style vest. Where's that time traveling deLorean when you need it?

Upgrade image from the lost gallery's photostream on flickr posted 25 September 2012; background blurred and entire image made lighter with Photoshop by gogm.

Her vest-like bodice looks like something from the 1980s, but with a ruffed partlet and gorgeous sleeves emerging from it. She wears a graceful attifet headdress, a headdress coming to a point over the forehead often worn in black by widows. Her ruff and collar are fully decorated with lace with designs set against a sheer background.

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