A genealogical sketch of this talented artist and prominent supporter of Goya is here. Her Spanish-language Wikipedia article is here.
Posted as a replacement image on 18 June 2012; spots removed from image by gogm.
The triumph of French fashion is vividly shown by this Goya portrait of Maria Polafox y Portocarrero wearing a thoroughly Empire dress.
Keywords: Goya, 1804, Maria Tomasa Palafox y Portocarrero, duquesa de Medina Sidonia, Duchess of Medina Sidonia, Palafox y Portocarrero family, de Borja Álvarez de Toledo y Gonzaga family, Duchess, Spanish, straight coiffure, scoop neckline, fichu, quarter length tight sleeves, waist band, Empire waistline, close skirt, shoes