ca. 1638 Maria Farnese by Nicolas Régnier (Galerie Pardo - Paris, France)

The image was given a new title with a corrected artist’s name and the location identified. It was also enlarged by half. It was originally posted on 4 May 2012 and probably came from Wikimedia.

ca. 1638 Maria Farnese by Nicolas Régnier (Galerie Pardo - Paris, France) X 1.5

Maria is showing off what appears to be silver lace appliqué all over her dress and bodice. Her dress has the ballooned virago sleeves associated with ca. 1630 while her hair is adorned with flowers and masses of jewelry. She pets a dog with one hand and carries a fan in the other.

Keywords:  1638, Réginier, Maria Caterina Farnese, Duchessa di Modena e Reggio, Farnese family, d'Este family, Duchess, Italian, jeweled floral headdress, necklace, jacket bodice, trapezoidal neckline, lace collar, lace-edged epaulettes, paned virago sleeves, lace arm bands, lace-edged forward-back flared cuffs, stomacher, lace bertha, brooch, natural waistline, bows, full skirt, paddle fan

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