1848 Isabel II by Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz (Museo Nacional del Prado - Madrid, Spain)

Isabel II was prettiest in the pre-crinoline era and a number of portraits of her, including this one, date to that time, the 1840s and early 50s.

Upgrade image posted 17 February 2017 from the museum’s Web site; increased exposure. Also posted to Queen Isabel II of Spain’s Subalbum here.

1848 Isabel II by Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz (Museo Nacional del Prado - Madrid, Spain) From museum's Web site

Isabel II wears several knotted bow-shaped jeweled skirt ornaments, a style later made famous by Empress Eugenie, in this portrait.

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