ca. 1683 Dama de la Casa de Medinaceli (la Duquesa de Feria?) by Juan Carreño de Miranda (Hospital Tavera, Toledo Spain)


Collection Medinaceli's note for this (translation approximate): "Traditionally erroneously said to be the Duchess of Feria, this portrait, analyzed by various art historians in terms of gesture and clothing, should belong to a generation after Felice de la Cerda y Aragón, who is also in the collection Medinaceli. This lady, with loose hair and a skirt that has no farthingale in the style of Velázquez, more closely follows the pictures of Queen Marie Louise of Orleans, typical of the early 1680s. She stands and leans on a Friar's chair, a symbol of high rank, holding a fan with her right hand." Her sleeves have numerous ruffles separated into three segments by simple bands."

Keywords:  1683, Carreño de Miranda, Medinaceli family, Spanish, long straight coiffure, floral headdress, straight neckline, bertha, lace, long balloon puffed sleeves, engageantes, lace, vee waistline, full skirt, fan, handkerchief

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