1550 Isabel de Portugal by William Scrots (Muzeum Narodowe w Poznaniu - Poznań, Wielkopolska Poland)

How William Scrots came to paint this portrait is probably an interesting story.

From www.pinterest.com/lindentul/spanish-clothing; size doubled by gogm.

Isabel's dress is full of puffed cloth ornaments, even on her collar. She wears deep pink under-sleeves revealed by slashing. Making the image substantially lighter (not shown) suggests her dress has a dark partlet and a crescent neckline. Coiffures like this were prominent in the Victorian/Romantic era.

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