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Fan is just incredible.  The entire portrait is lovely. Yay for super duper zoom  Portret van een jonge vrouw, Giambattista Moroni, 1560 - Rijksmuseum

The entire portrait is lovely. Yay for super duper zoom Portret van een jonge vrouw, Giambattista Moroni, 1560 - Rijksmuseum fan

Venetian Province of Bergamo, Republic of Venice   Giovanni Batista Moroni, 1552-53: Isotta Brembati  Bergamo, Moroni Collection

From Royal Academy of Arts, Giovanni Battista Moroni, Isotta Brembati Oil on canvas, 160 × 115 cm

A great dress diary that I plan to refer to often when I make my Moroni-inspired dress.

Part 2 contains the female half of the outfits, click Part 1 for the male half! Now on to the ladies portion of the russet red wool outfits! Just as a quick reminder, I am working on a pair of his.

De Venetiaanse bruiloft, Hendrick Goltzius, 1584 - Rijksmuseum Pinks on the lantern sleeves and lots of examples of virgin crowns

Venetian pointed back - Note that the back of the skirt has deep flat pleats, not cartridge pleats. De Venetiaanse bruiloft, Hendrick Goltzius, 1584 - Rijksmuseum Pinks on the lantern sleeves and lots of examples of virgin crowns

Charlotte Marguerite de Montmorency (1594 – 1650), Princesse of Condé

Portrait of a Woman (previously identified as Queen Elizabeth I), anonymous, 1550 - 1574 - Rijksmuseum

1558 Italian dress. I love her fan and jewelry

Giovanni Battista Moroni - Portrait of a Lady, perhaps Contessa Lucia Albani Avogadro ('La Dama in Rosso')

Antique Victorian white feather fan with oval mirror by abfabs10

Antique Victorian white feather fan with oval mirror carved bone handle

Sleeve. Her construction isn't very period, but could be made to be. And I do love this look.

sleeve by the always fabulous Lynn McMasters: 22 pieces connected at the intersections only, lined and piped with couched silver cord.

Bolster Lace Pillow "Courtesan Bleaching Her Hair" (need attribution/date)

Hygiene and Cosmetics in the 16th Century

Venetian women of the century began bleaching their hair to blonde. Here is an image showing how a venetian women might be bleaching her hair.

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