1757 (copy of original of that date) Mariana de Silva y Sarmiento, Duchess of Huescar by Anton Raphael Mengs (private collection)

Huescar is a town in Andalucía, in southern Spain. It is in Granada province which could be called the northern jaw of the Straights of Gibraltar.

The Duchess of Huescar shares a straight coiffure building up to large curls similar to those of Kurfurstin Elisabeth's in this 1757 Mengs portrait.

Keywords:  1757, Mengs, Duchess, Spanish, straight coiffure, vee neckline, modesty piece, bows, three quarter length close sleeves, cuffs, lace, wrap

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