"1700" Doña Isabel de Farnesio by ? (auctioned by Alcala Subastas)

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From the lost gallery's photostream on flickr.

"1700" Doña Isabel de Farnesio by ? (auctioned by Alcala Subastas) From the lost gallery's photostream on flickr

This could be called the farewell of the early mantua style. The gold-embroidered skirt and silhouette are throwbacks to late Louis XIV fashion. The only thing missing from her hair combed high into opposing pinnacles with a deep gorge in the middle is thr Fontanges headdress.

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