Margherita de' Medici, Duchess of Parma and Piacenza, with one of her sons, probably Onorato Farnese (1636-1656) (Not her mother Maria Magdalena of Inner-Austria!)

Onorato was born in 1636. There is an almost identical portrait of Maria Magdalena prompting the note at the end of the title.


Margherita may be with child in this Sustermans portrait where she is shown wearing a saya. Her dress has a high vee neckline that is in style.

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