1655-1657 Mariana of Austria, Queen Of Spain by Diego Velazquez (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza - Madrid, Spain)

From Wikiart.org. Also posted to Mariana of Austria’s Subalbum here.

1655-1657 Mariana of Austria, Queen Of Spain by Diego Velazquez (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza - Madrid, Spain) From wikiart.org

Mariana’s coiffure uses big waves in a wave-like pattern emphasized at the ends with gilt and cloth ornaments. She wears a sheer, rather than lace, bertha and uses gold to emphasize the vestigial border between bertha and ruff.

Keywords:  1655, Velazquez, Maria Ana of Austria, Maria Anna von Österreich, Mariana de Austria, reina consorte de España, Queen, Habsburg family, Spanish, wavy coiffure, jeweled feathered headdress, hair jewelry, fitted bodice, ruff-bertha, high neckline, brooch, jeweled bodice ornament, paned sleeves

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