When Goya wanted to disparage a sitter he could; when he wanted to flatter a sitter, such as Narcisa Baranana, shown here from 1810, he could.
Image re-posted 25 July 2016 after fixing size at 50 cm high at 28.35 pixels/cm.
Heavy detail-enhancement reveals curly hair and her bodice has a bertha that, if the neckline was above the bertha, would be a scoop neckline. Even with heavy detail-enhancement, her waistline and the drapery and details of her skirt remain indistinct.
Keywords: 1810, Goya, Spanish, curly coiffure, mantilla, bows, chemise, vee neckline, long tight sleeves, cuffs, bodice, bertha, floral bodice ornament, rungs, fan
Nov 9, 2010, 7:33 PM
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