1550 Diane de Poitiers after François Clouet. Her headdress in this and the next image is unusual and not really a French hood. The object she holds could be a lens. Catherine was a widow when she became involved with Henri II, demonstrated by the black and white dress and hood worn in this portrait.
Diane De Poitiers by Jean Clouet (auctioned by Rossini) she often wore black and white after her husband, Louis de Brézé, died in 1531/Diane wears a French hood decorated with gold- and jewel-trim matching the beading around her crescent neckline in this Jean Clouet portrait.Diane De Poitiers by Jean Clouet (auctioned by Rossini) From pinterest.com/ludmi800/portraits/.jpeg