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A 1480s Gamurra in the Style of Caterina Sforza

Caterina Sforza lived from 1463 – 1509, primarily in Central and Northern Italy. She was a noblewoman with several titles, including the Countess of Forlì and Lady of Imola, and she was the daughter of the Duke of Milan. A well known painting by Lorenzo de Credi titled “Dama dei Gelsomini”, or the Lady of the Jasmine Flower, was painted in the later 1480s and is thought to depict Caterina.   I chose to attempt to replicate her clothing and portrait for an A&S project. I did not intend to copy it exactly, but rather to emulate it only with materials I already possessed. Therefore, my fabric colors are not identical to the portrait and the materials are unlikely to be the same as the ones worn by Caterina. Her camicia is likely fine linen although silk would be possible. It is hard to discern if the main blue dress fabric is wool or silk. It is difficult to tell if she is wearing a green or brown gamurra (supportive dress) with a blue cioppa (overdress), or a blue gamurra with a gree

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