1621-1625 posthumous portrait of Johanna of Austria (1547-1578) by Peter Paul Rubens (Louvre)

The reason for Ruben's superstar status, then and now, can be seen by comparing this portrait to the others in this Subalbum. This is panache!

From Wikimedia.

Superstar artist Peter Paul Rubens copied Bizzelli to create this portrait for his cycle celebrating the life of Joanna's daughter Marie de Medici, Queen of France.

Keywords:  Bizzelli, Rubens, Joanna of Austria, Archduchess, Grand Duchess, Habsburg family, Medici family, Italian, curly coiffure, jeweled feathered hat, surcote, collar, rolled cap sleeves, bodice, high neckline, neckline ruff, long tapered sleeves, cuffs, vee waistline, farthingale, necklace, earrings, wrap


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