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    Sixteenth Century Italian Womenswear

    There are few extant garments from this period therefore I included a few non-Italian extant examples for reference.


    Sixteenth Century Italian Womenswear

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    Portrait of a Lady, ca. 1560, Italian, artist Agnolo di Cosimo (Bronzino 1503-1572), San Diego Museum of Art 1940.75

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    Portrait of Leanor Álvarez de Toledo, 1543, Italian, artist Agnolo di Cosimo (Bronzino 1503-1572), National Gallery in Prague www.ngprague.cz/en/

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    Portrait of a Woman, mid-16th century, Italian, unknown artist possibly Francesco Salviati (1510-1563) or Michele di Ridolfo Tosini (1503-1577), Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam (32.100.66)

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    Portrait of Eleanor of Toledo or Leonor Álvarez de Toledo and her son Giovanni, 1545, Italian, artist Agnolo di Cosimo (Bronzino 1503-1572), Uffizi Gallery www.uffizi.com/

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    A Young Woman and Her Little Boy, ca. 1540, Italian, artist Agnolo di Cosimo (Bronzino 1503-1572), National Gallery of Art 1942.9.6

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    A Young Lady, ca. 1540, Italian, Unknown Artist, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien GG_1914

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    Portrait of a Lady in White, ca. 1540, artist Moretto da Brescia (Italian 1498-1554), National Gallery of Art 1939.1.230 www.nga.gov/...

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    Maria (di Cosimo I) de'Medici, 1551, artist Agnolo di Cosimo (Bronzino 1503-1572), Uffizi Gallery www.uffizi.com/

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    Stockings, 16th century, Italian, Metropolitan Museum of Art (10.124.5 & 10.124.6)

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    Stockings, 16th century, Italian, Metropolitan Museum of Art (10.124.5 & 10.124.6)

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    Stockings, 16th century, Italian, Metropolitan Museum of Art (10.124.5 & 10.124.6)

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    Blouse, late 16th century, Italian, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Edwin O. Holter (Sarah Sage) 41.64

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    Blouse, late 16th century, Italian, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Edwin O. Holter (Sarah Sage) 41.64

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    Blouse, late 16th century, Italian, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Edwin O. Holter (Sarah Sage) 41.64

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    Portrait of a Lady in a white dress trimmed in pink, 16th century, artist was a follower of Francesco de'Rossi

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    Portrait of Maria de'Medici or Eleanora di Garzia di Toledo, ca. 1555, artist Alessandro Allori (Italian 1535-1557), Kunsthistorisches Museum www.khm.at/en/

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    Shirt, ca. 1540, British, V&A T.112-1972

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    Busk, 17th century, French, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness, 30.135.21

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    Pair of Bodies (Corset), 1598, German, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum www.bayerisches-n...

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    Dress, 1598, German, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum T 4382 - T 4403

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    Dame in rotem Kleid, 1560, Italian, Giovanni Battista Moroni, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Gal.-Nr.176

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    Length of velvet, 16th century, Spanish or Italian, Metropolitan Museum of Art 46.156.120

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    Lace, 16th century, Italian, Metropolitan Museum of Art 79.1.89

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    Silk textile fragment, 16th century, Italian, Metropolitan Museum of Art 46.156.131

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    Jacket, early 16th century, Italian, Metropolitan Museum of Art 46.156.117

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