1873 María del Carmen Hernández Espinosa de los Monteros, duquesa de Santoña by Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz (Museo Nacional del Prado - Madrid, Spain)

According to biographical articles here, she lived the high life, but ended up being impoverished by a lawsuit brought by her illegitimate stepdaughter. According to the Prado’s notes for this image, she married twice and her second husband was the Duke of Santoña and Marquess of Manzanedo.

From the Prado Web site; removed spots with Photoshop, filled in shadows, and increased exposure.

1873 María del Carmen Hernández Espinosa de los Monteros, duquesa de Santoña by Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz (Museo Nacional del Prado - Madrid, Spain) From the Prado Web site filled in shadows increased exposure despot

This portrait shows a modesty picece as part of an under-garment, possibly her corset, and lace under-sleeves.

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