"Portrait of a Lady" (detail), by Bartolomeo Veneto (Italian, active 1502 - 1546).
The sisters Mary and Catherine Bassett by studio of Custodis, 1603. Painted in the year of Queen Elizabeth's death, these two ladies wear ruffs tinted a vivid blue.The effect is startling and might not have met with the Queen's approval if she'd been on the ball.
Allegory of Spring (detail), Sandro Botticelli, 1482
ca. 1515 Mary Tudor closeup from portrait with Henry Brandon attributed to Jan Mabuse (Woburn Abbey - Woburn, Bedfordshire UK) | Grand Ladie...
Sandro Botticelli - Ritratto di giovane donna, Portrait of a Young Woman, c. 1475, Tempera on Panel, 61 x 40 cm, Palazzo Pitti, Florence Italy
Maria de Medici attributed to Frans Pourbus the Younger, 1605
Portrait of Lady Arabella Stuart, claimant to the throne of England through her great-grandmother, Margaret Tudor, sister of Henry VIII. By ...
It's About Time: 1500s Women attributed to father & son Lucas Cranach (Elder 1472 - 1553) & (Younger 1515-1586) + their workshops & followers
Marie, infante de Portugal, par Moro - 1570s - compare http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marie_de_Portugal_1521_1577.jpg