1878 Mercedes of Orléans, Queen of Spain

Posted to Foro Dinastias by Minnie on 12 February 2010.

This is probably the definitive photo of Queen Mercedes; contrast between vertical and diagonal lines is a major element of the design of her dress.

Keywords:  1878, Queen Maria de las Mercedes, Princess, Queen, Bourbon family, Borbón family, Spanish, curly coiffure, floral headdress, bows, long close sleeves, cuffs, jacket bodice, close skirt, over-skirt, train, earrings, bracelets

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