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