Polissena d'Assia, Queen of Sardinia, (1706-1735), half-length, in an ochre and blue dress and ermine and velvet robe, embroidered with Savoia knots by ? (auctioned)

Christie's also auctioned this portrait of Polissena d'Assia.

Polissena's dress has a split bodice held together with clasps and jewel ropes that reveal her chemise, more 1600s than 1700s. Christie's auction notes have this description, "Portrait of Polissena d'Assia, Queen of Sardinia, (1706-1735), half-length, in an ochre and blue dress and ermine and velvet robe, embroidered with Savoia knots."

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