1630s Polyxena Spinola Guzmán de Laganés by Sir Anthonis van Dyck (location ?)

Biographical information about her husband, Diego Felipez de Guzmán, marqués de Leganés, can be found here while biographical information about her father, Ambrosio Spinola, can be found here.

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1630s Polyxena Spinola Guzmán de Laganés by Sir Anthonis van Dyck (location ?) From fistory-of-fashion.tumblr.com/post/160555904934/1630s-anthony-van-dyck-portrait-of-dona-polyxena

Polixena’s father and husband have Spanish connections, but this is northern European dress. Van Dyck presumably painted this while her husband was on duty in the Spanish Netherlands. Balloon-like virago sleeves were in style for a short length of time. The surcote is on its last legs after a centuries long run stretching back to the middle ages.

Keywords:  van Dyck, Polixena Spinola Guzman de Leganés, Marquise de Leganés, Spinola family, Guzmán family, Marquise, proto hurluberlu coiffure, necklace, lace-edged collar, vee neckline, basque jacket bodice, square neckline, brooch, draped jeweled bodice ornament, long puffed paned virago over-sleeves, ribbon arm bands, bows, lace-edged back-flared cuffs, basque waistline, surcote, over-sleeves, waist band, natural waistline, fan

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