1548 Empress Isabel by Titian (Prado) - sleeves

One of Isabella of Portugal's sleeves from Titian's 1548 portrait at the Museo Nacional del Prado.

The Spanish went one better on puffed sleeves like this one with the false sleeves of the saya, as will be seen.

Even the gold work beads of her girdle, the jeweled band at her waist marking the border between the bodice and skirt, are meticulously done.

Keywords:  1548, Titian, Empress, Isabella of Portugal, Habsburg family, Portuguese, puffed sleeves, chemise, cuffs, girdle, jeweled bodice, jeweled sleeves, jeweled skirt


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