ca. 1560 Italy, Florence. Bodice. Currently in the Museo di Palazzo Reale, Pisa. Believed to be from 1560, this is called the “Red Dress of Pisa.” It is a Florentine gown from the sixteenth century - it was found on a wooden effigy at San Matteo. It is housed at the Palazzo Reale di Pisa (Museum Nazionale). It is made of red velvet with gold couched trim.
Stuart (1542-1587) facing in profile towards the right. The frame is red with white details, and the back which is covered with a diaper pattern of red and green stylised floral motifs and white quatrefoils is dated 1566, suspension loop, and formerly hung with pearl drop below. French, 1566.