Elisabeth Christine dresses à la Versailles with lace-fringed chemise and flared notched sleeves in this van Meytens work that shows a Habsburg crown to the left. Martin van Meytens became an active portraitist in 1717 while she married in 1708 and became Empress in 1711.
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May 30, 2011 3:49 PM
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