The Gallery of Late Period Hotties

Marcus Gheeraerdts, 1594, Captain Thomas Lee, in the collection of the Tate Museum, London. 
Lanto Synge, The Art of Embroidery, 2001, Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, England

The shirt, the beautifully white skin, the calves....mmmmm...(sigh)

Giulio Romano, 1531, Presumed Portrait of Margherita Paleologo, Dutchess of Mantua

OK, the girl is more sour than hot, but the DRESS!

Deruta, c.1520, Majolica Plate with Venus and Cupid, in the collection of Musee Adrien-Dubouche, Limoges

Thigh-hi stockings oramented with rinceaux. Need I say more?

Nicholas Hilleiard (sp?) Still looking for the cite...

Just look at those
Can I have one?

Again, stll looking for cite

Yes, her lace is lovely--and worthy of hottie status all on it's own--but I'm thinking that is the smile of a woman who knows how to have fun..
I'd like one of her too, please!

Attributions and more pictures are coming, I swear!

Infidelity, attributed to Hubert Goltzius, (1526-1583)
Brussels, City Hall

An allegory of Infidelity, I understand.

(I think she makes it look good!)

Woman at Her Toilette, Artist unknown, France, c. 1560
Dijon, Musee des Beaux Arts

While I admit that the stand mirror is my favorite part of the picture, that is quite the...robe...or something...she is wearing!

Judith with the Head of Holofernes, Fede Galizia, 1596
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, USA

This is quite possibly my favorite dress of all time, and also the one which--for me--answered the question of how the venetian look of a ladder-laced gown with en exposed chemise was achieved. As you can probably guess, I am in the 'no seperate corset, no false panel, no drawstring on the camicia' camp.

(My sweetie just got home so I'll have to get back to this later...)

Archduke Leopold of Austria, Before 1600