Title: Lock of Lucrezia Borgia’s hair (1480-1519)
Location: Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Note: Casket on a malachite stand, height 30 cm. (Inv. 282).
Credits:© Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana/DeAgostini Picture Library/Scala, Florence
Juan Carreño de Miranda - Inés de Zúñiga, Condesa de Monterrey, c. 1660-1670. Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid.
ca. 1683 Dama de la Casa de Medinaceli (probablemente la Duquesa de Feria) by Juan Carreño de Miranda (Hospital Tavera, Toledo Spain)
1665-1670 Doña Francisca de Velasco, Marquesa de Santa Cruz by Juan Carreño Miranda (Coll. Marqueses de Isasi - Madrid Spain)
Velázquez, Diego (1599-1660) The Infanta Don Margarita de Austria Date: 1652-53
I don’t know why, I just love these portraits!
‘Vest feminine silk in two colors. With wide straight neckline, decorated with chopped technique with floral motifs and trimmed with satin stitch set blue. It closes in the back with eyelets. The female portraits of the time, namely the Queen Maria Luisa of Orleans made by the painter Carreño de Miranda, show us this kind of genuinely Spanish doublet’.
Baroque, ca. 1670 -1695; Güell Viscount Grant, 1934; Museum Traj
From Kerry Taylor Auctions: 1926 c. an ivory tulle and beetle-wing adorned dress, probably formed from an Edwardian skirt panel, further embellished with gold embroidery. I love the asymmetrical hemline.
Obviously for those who have been folowing me for quite some time I have a slight beetlewing embroidery addiction.