1665-1670 Doña Francisca de Velasco, Marquesa de Santa Cruz by Juan Carreño de Miranda (private collection)

From Louis Ortiz.

Louis Ortiz comments that these unwieldy guardainfante dresses led to the development of the more streamlined tontillo. I intuitively feel her feet are resting on a stool about 50 cm above the floor (or she had long legs), but the over-skirt forms a shallow depression from which the bodice emerges. This shows a step in the evolution from this proto-tontillo to tontillo to panniers.

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