Kaiserin Elisabeth Christine by J. G. Auerbach (location unknown to gogm)

This 1735 Auerbach portrait of Kaiserin Elisabeth Christine resembles those of her famous daughter, Empress Maria Theresia.

Kaiserin Elisabeth Christine by J. G. Auerbach (location unknown to gogm)

Empress Elisabeth Christine’s sleeves are somewhat anachronistic being puffed with a vee notch with a clasp at the apex. The underlying fabric appears to be luxurious slate-blue satin also revealed as bodice lining.

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