Catherine de Clèves, la Duchesse de Guise by ? (location unknown to gogm)


From the "LORRAINE LORENA LOTHRINGEN" album on flickr.

The triangularity of Catherine de Clèves' dress dates this to late century, but the under-bodice has a crescent line rather than a scoop line so this image is placed around 1590. She does not look the worse for wear after bearing 14 children.

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