1548 Empress Isabel by Titian (Prado) coiffure and ruff

Isabella of Portugal's coiffure and ruff from Titian's 1548 portrait at the Museo Nacional del Prado. Excerpted from the Prado original (the previous image) by gogm.

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The earphone-like plugs of hair at the side are reminiscent of some 1400s coiffures.

Keywords:  1548, Titian, Empress, Isabella of Portugal, Habsburg family, Portuguese, straight coiffure, chemise, neck ruff, hair jewelry, earrings

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