Louise Elisabeth of France and Parma by Louis-Michel van Loo and Pietro Melchiorre Ferrari (Galleria Nazionale, Parma)

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Louise Elisabeth wears lavish Bourbon court dress with many of the trimmings in this van Loo portrait.

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