ca. 1593-99 Gabrielle d’Estrées by Lavinia Fontana (Wakefield Art Gallery - Wakefield, Yorkshire UK)

From Sammie via Judie Metz on pinterest.

Gabrielle's dress is noteworthy for the sophistication of her ruff that forms a bertha in the front and for the scoop neckline that replaces the square necklines of the 1500s.

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