of Braganza is dressed in Portugese style, wearing a saya, in this 1661 Dirk
Stoop portrait. The National Portrait Gallery, London also has another similar image,
basically a closeup view.
just arrived in England wearing what they wore at home. The 1600s costuming site kipar.org has this note, "The Queen
Dowager, wife of Charles II. She wears a farthingale which, like those of
her Portuguese ladies, caused contemptuous comment among Englishmen when she
arrived from Portugal."
Keywords: 1661, Stoop, Braganza
family, Stuart family, Princess, Queen, Portuguese, long straight coiffure, attifet, bertha, lace,
full length puffed sleeves, slashed sleeves, under-skirt, farthingale, gloves
Dec 12, 2010, 11:10 PM
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