1768 María Carolina de Habsburgo-Lorena, reina de Nápoles by Anton Rafael Mengs (Museo Nacional del Prado - Madrid, Spain)

Mengs, a German who was the leading portraitist of mid 1700s Spain, painted this portrait of another Habsburg Lady in 1768, Maria Carolina.

Alta resolución image from the Prado Web site posted 10 February 2104; spots, primarily in the background, removed with Photoshop by gogm. The next two images are Photoshop out takes from this image.

1768 María Carolina de Habsburgo-Lorena, reina de Nápoles by Anton Rafael Mengs (Museo Nacional del Prado - Madrid, Spain)

Maria Carolina wears a silver brocade dress, but frames her face with a jeweled headdress and jeweled neck band to help focus attention.

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