1643 Henrietta von Nassau in the image of Diana with her faithful hunting dogs, Syrius and Focion by Willem van Honthorst (Centraal Museum - Utrecht, Utrecht, Holland)

One of the dog’s names is assigned to the, astronomically speaking, nearby large star Sirius in the constellation Canis Major (“Big Dipper”). Sirius is the brightest star in the sky. The other dog’s name is assigned to Procyon, located in the constellation Canis Minor (“Little Dipper”). Mythology has it that Diana put Orion and these two dogs in the sky.

From liveinternet.ru/community/lj_costume_history/. Also posted to Princess Louise Henriette of Orange-Nassau’s new Subalbum here.

1643 Henrietta von Nassau in the image of Diana with her faithful hunting dogs, Syrius and Focion by Willem van Honthorst (Centraal Museum - Utrecht, Utrecht, Holland) From liveinternet.ru:community:lj costume history:

This is a very practical dress, for the day, but not useful for everyday. She wears a chignon in a pearl headdress that will re-appear in this Subalbum.

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