1630 Claudia de' Medici, Duchess of Urbino and Archduchess of Austria by Justus Sustermans (Galleria degli Uffizi - Firenze, Toscana Italy)

1630 Claudia de' Medici, Duchess of Urbino and Archduchess of Austria by Justus Sustermans (Galleria degli Uffizi - Firenze, Toscana Italy)

Claudia wears a dress with a jeweled A-line skirt, false and hanging sleeves, and a floating ruff - a somewhat modified saya. Her ruff appears be made with the sophisticated lace becoming available.

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