Hortense Mancini by Benedetto Gennari the Younger (Musée des Beaux-Arts - Valenciennes)

Hortense Mancini is modestly dressed in this Gennari portrait. She married an eccentric noble and endured a dreadful marriage.

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Keywords:  Gennari, Hortense Mancini, Mancini family, de La Porte family, Duchess, mistress, Charles II, hurluberlu coiffure, scoop neckline, chemise, lace, bows, split bodice, engageantes, puffed sleeves, earrings


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