ca. 1550 Diane de Poitiers after François Clouet (Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon - Versailles, Île-de-France France)

Catherine was a widow when she became involved with Henri II, demonstrated by the black and white dress and hood worn in this portrait.

ca. 1550 Diane de Poitiers after François Clouet (Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon - Versailles, Île-de-France France)

Her headdress in this and the next image is unusual and not really a French hood. The object she holds could be a lens.

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