1625 Marchesa Balbi by Sir Anthonis van Dyck (National Gallery - Washington, DC USA)

Upgrade image posted 15 January 2014 from Google Art Project via Wikimedia; increased temperature, contrast, and exposure.

1625 Marchesa Balbi by Sir Anthonis van Dyck (National Gallery - Washington, DC USA) Google Art Project via Wikimedia increased temperature, contrast, and lightness

This higher quality image shows the Marchesa Balbi's dress has very long hanging brocade and matching full (instead of tight) false sleeves over a dress of dark green material decorated with parallel bands of gilt trim down the center front and hem. Her ruff is trimmed with patterned dots rather than conventional lace.

Keywords:  1625, van Dyck, Marquise, Balbi family, Italian, high enclosing neckline, neckline ruff, headdress, hanging sleeves, false sleeves, cuffs, tabbed bodice, basque bodice, full skirt, fan


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