This paining in Hannibal’s hall is called Mary of Modena painted by Willem Wissing in 1685. He was a Durch portrait artist who moved to England. He died quite young (1656-1687) and his epitaph is Immodicis brevis est aetas, meaning Friendly artists don’t live long.
The lady in the painting is Maria Beatrice Anna Margherita Isabella d’Este, the queen of England, Scotland and Ireland as the second wife of James II, born a princess of the Italian Duchy of Modena. Her middle name Beatrice could be a reference to Beatrice Portinari, the woman Dante Alighieri admired so much (and Hannibal is an avid admirer of Dante), I don’t believe in coincidences when Hannibal is concerned. :-)
So, after the analysis of the painting of naked lady in Hannibal’s dining room - read here and the naked ladies in Hannibal’s kitchen - read here, we have a dressed lady, what a change! :-) I didn’t find anything naughty in here, but maybe it’s well hidden.
All descriptions of paintings in Hannibal are here.
Hannibal Lecter is believed to be descended from the ruthless Tuscan Guiliano Bevisangue and from the Machiavelli and Visconti bloodlines. There were several entanglements between the Visconti and d’Este families, the most significant tie being that Galeazzo I Visconti married Beatrice d’Este (daughter of Obizzo II d’Este) on 24 June 1300.
Mary of Modena was descended from the d’Este line, and lived from 1658 to 1718, much later in history. However, (according to tracing parentage through wikipedia), Mary of Modena’s parentage also traces back to Obizzo II d’Este.