1619 Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg, Queen of Sweden by ? (Nationalmuseum - Stockholm, Sweden)

This 1619 portrait of Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg shows ruffs, big farthingales, and accordion pleat sleeves reaching Sweden. Her Wikipedia article is here.

Upgrade image posted 28 February 2015 from the lost gallery's Photostream on flickr.

1619 Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg, Queen of Sweden by ? (Nationalmuseum - Stockholm, Sweden) From the lost gallery's photostream on flickr

The wheel farthingale is making a last stand. Her virago sleeves seem to have as many pleats as an accordion.

Keywords:  1619, Swedish, Queen, ruff, lace, puffed sleeves, virago sleeves, cuffs, wheel farthingale, fan, scoop decolletage, draped necklace, earrings, necklace, bertha, jeweled bodice ornament, fan


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