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    Anne de Pisseleu | (1508–1576) | Duchesse d'Étampes | Attributed to Corneille de Lyon  (Netherlandish, The Hague, active by 1533–died 1575 Lyons) | Medium: Oil on wood | Dimensions: 7 x 5 5/8 in. (17.8 x 14.3 cm) | Classification: Paintings Credit | Line: H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 | Accession Number: 29.100.197

    French School, 16th Century Portrait of a lady. I like the sleeves on this one! She is wearing a black velvet partlet. I wish I could see how the bodice edges were handled.

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    1550 (after) Anna d'Este by ? of the French school (Versailles) | Grand Ladies | gogm


    ca. 1575 Louise of Lorraine by Jean Rabel (Muzeum Książąt Czartoryskich w Krakowie - Kraków, województwo małopolskie, Poland) filled in shadows and inc. exp

    Jeanne d'Albret, reine de Navarre from

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    Portrait of Claude of France (Fontainebleau, 1547-Nancy, 1575), daughter of Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici, wife of Charles III Duke of Lorraine.


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    Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Francois Clouet,c. 1550

    François I of France with his bride Eleanor of Austria, c. 1530s-40s

    Marguerite de Valois wears 'ribbed partlet and draped necklace in this portrait from Clouet's studio. Almost every available surface is slashed.' The Partlet -A collared, usually ruffled covering for the neck and shoulders, popular in 16th-century Europe and worn especially by women.

    Marguerite de Valois,1569-70 Francois Clouet-I think this is beautiful!

    Anne d'Este, wife of Francois de Lorraine, Duke of Guise. Amongst other things, she brought the blood of Lucrezia Borgia into the House of Guise.

    François Clouet Portrait de Claude Catherine de Clermont. 1571- Elle parlait couramment l'italien, savait le latin et le grec, connaissait plusieurs autres langues étrangères. En 1573 lorsque les ambassadeurs de Pologne vinrent demander au duc d'Anjou, futur Henri III pour roi, elle leur répondit publiquement en latin pour la reine-mère, et sondiscours l'emporta sur ceux du chancelier René de Birague et du comte Philippe Hurault de Cheverny, qui répondaient pour Charles IX et le duc d'Anjou.

    Circle of Frans Pourbus the Younger (Antwerp 1569-1622 Paris), Portrait of a lady

    from Album Amicorum of a German Soldier, 1595

    Painting of Francis I of France and his second wife Eleanor of Austria (sister of Charles V) c.1530s-1540s. It was Eleanor, who reportedly refused to be present, as Queen of France, to meet Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in Calais, she did not acknowledge Anne Boleyn. Her loyalties, as the rest of her family, remained with her aunt, Katharine of Aragon.

    Mary Queen of Scots c.1561-1567 hair still in the French style after returning to Scotland

    Portrait of Catherine de Medici,Queen of France by an unknown painter


    Mary Stuart (1542-87) (oil on panel)