1767 (before) Archduchess Maria Elisabeth by Martin van Meytens (Schloß Schönbrunn, Wien)

Her Wikipedia article is here; a good article about her from madameguillotine is here. She was afflicted with and disfigured by smallpox in the summer of 1767 and lost her marital prospects as a result.

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Besides excessive rouge, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth wears a colorful pannier dress with floral ornaments in this van Meytens portrait.

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