1540 Florentine noblewoman possibly by Agnolo di Cosimo ("Bronzino") (San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego California)

This Bronzino shows a Florentine lady wearing a gorgeous green gown with a ruff-like collar and how a collar could evolve into a ruff. Slashing, as seen on her sleeves, persisted into the next century. This dress has a natural waistline - no vee waistline (pointed bodice).

Keywords:  1540, Bronzino, Italian, curly coiffure, jeweled hair band, square neckline, ruff, partlet, bateau neckline, rolled sleeves, long puffed tapered sleeves, slashed sleeves, cuffs, lace, natural waistline, full skirt, necklace, jeweled pendant chain, gloves, handkerchief

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