1719 Marie-Josephe d'Autriche by Louis de Silvestre (location unknown to gogm)

Maria-Josepha became Queen Consort of Poland in 1738 when her husband, Frederick Augustus II of Saxony was elected to be King by Russia and Austria. While he ruled Poland for 30 years, he spent less than a total of three years there, possibly beating BP's former CEO Tony Hayward for being cavalier. She bore fifteen children. Her Wikipedia article is here.

This 1719 de Silvestre portrait of Maria Josepha of Austria shows her wearing a 1700s dress. The right sleeves has back flared engageantes that would be worn again and again through most of the next fifty years and her skirt appears to possibly be expanded by mechanical supports, such as panniers.

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