1528 Sybille of Cleves by Lucas Cranach the Elder (auctioned by Christie's)

Cleves was a Duchy of the Holy Roman Empire with its capital at the city of Kleve (Cleves) close to the German side of the present day Dutch-German border. It is located in the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen. It was called Cleveland in old English. Kleve was flattened in 1945 by the Royal Air Force as a preliminary to the Anglo-Canadian crossing of the Rhine (the Americans were similarly engaged further south).

From jeannedepompadour.blogspot.com/2013/04/german-style-from-1468-1588.html; fixed the left, upper, and right edges with Photoshop and enlarged by half. Also posted to her new Subalbum here.

1528 Sybille of Cleves by Lucas Cranach the Elder (auctioned by Christie's) From jeannedepompadour.blogspot.com/2013/04/german-style-from-1468-1588.html X 1.5 fixed l. u. and r. edges

Sybille’s dress is almost a clone of the dress she wore for her 1526 portrait.

Keywords:  1528, Cranach - Lucas the Elder, Sybille of Cleves, Sibylle von Jülich-Kleve-Berg, Kurfürstin von Sachsen, La Marck family, Wettin family, Electress, German, long straight coiffure, feathered floral headdress, partlet, high enclosing neckline, necklace, pendant, fitted bodice, off shoulder scoop necklace, braided bertha, long slashed tapered virago sleeves, arm bands, flared cuffs, waist band, natural waistline, close skirt

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