1804 Maria Tomasa Palafox-Portocarrero, Duchess of Medina Sidonia by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (Museo Nacional del Prado - Madrid Spain)

A genealogical sketch of this talented artist and prominent supporter of Goya is here. Her Spanish-language Wikipedia article is here.

Posted as a replacement image on 18 June 2012; spots removed from image by gogm.

The triumph of French fashion is vividly shown by this Goya portrait of Maria Polafox y Portocarrero wearing a thoroughly Empire dress.

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