She started as mistress to Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand von Braunschweig, Crown Prince of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and was later made a noble herself, "von Branconi," by Austrian Emperor Joseph II. Her Wikipedia article is here.
Coiffures are getting big and becoming more elaborate. Maria's dress has a very low décolletage framed by a ruffle and a modesty piece. The ruffle rises over her shoulder leaving her shoulder bare.
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May 23, 2011, 12:10 AM
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