Doña María de la Luz Padilla y (Gómez de) Cervantes, marquesa de Santa Fe de Guardiola by Miguel Cabrera (Brooklyn Museum - New York City, New York USA)

The Spanish created an aristocracy in the new world possession of Mexico and Doña María was in that group.

Doña María wears a pannier dress, a derivative of the guardainfante style, with a very reduced over-skirt that continues the gold lace trim of her revers. Her sleeves have small cuffs.

Keywords:  Cabrera, Spanish (Mexican), straight coiffure, hair jewelry, cap, square neckline, modesty piece, revers, lace, long tight sleeves, cuffs, engageantes, vee waistline, panniers, over-skirt, jeweled neck band, Sévigné bodice ornament, bracelets, fan

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