ca. 1767 (estimated) Maria Josepha of Austria by Martin van Meytens (Hofburg, Innsbruck Austria)

While Maria Elisabeth was disfigured by the attack of smallpox in 1767, it took the life of Maria Josepha, shown here.

From the Farbdiaarchiv zur Wand- und Deckenmalerei of Zentralinstitut fur Kunstgeschichte.

Maria Josepha's bodice surrounds her stomacher almost like a vest in this van Meytens portrait.

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