1785 Carlota Joquina by Mariano Salvador Maella (Prado)

Infanta Carlota Joaquina was just ten when this rather unflattering portrait of her was made by Maella in 1785, the year of her official marriage. Her Wikipedia article is here.

I must say this is an example of 1700s fashion going terribly wrong. She wears a robe a l'anglaise with huge panniers that do not work on her short figure. Her dress has a lace flounce, much like those of the Countess of Provence and the Princess Lamballe. Yhe gigantic panniers support a train. She wears a scoop neckline and a high coiffure under a wide cap as seen on Mme. de Genlis.

Keywords:  1785, Maella, Borbón family, Bragança family, Princess, Queen, Spanish, high coiffure, floral cap, scoop neckline, modesty piece, stomacher, basque waistline, panniers, flounces, train

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