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Ana de Mendoza de la Cerda was a spanish aristocrat during the XVI century. She was one of the most talented women of her time, and even though she lost an eye during a fencing practice, she was considered one of the most beautiful ladies in the spanish court. Her haughty character and her love for luxury became her best presentation etiquette.
Pourbus = Princesse Christine Marie de France, the second daughter of Henri IV and his second wife, Marie de Medici - painted around 1615, when she was nine and had just received the honorary title of 'Madame Royale' - later she became Duchess of Savoy
Sybille of Cleves (Sister of Anne of Cleves) by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1526. During the siege of Wittenberg, Sybille protected the city in her husband's absence. To save his wife and sons, and to prevent Wittenberg from being destroyed, John Frederick conceded the Capitulation of Wittenberg, and resigned the government of his country in favour of Maurice of Saxony www.flickr.com/...
CORNEILLE DE LYON - Portrait de jeune femme à la robe ornée de colliers de perles
1935- Big News-Invisible Lens (Contact Lens) Worn Under the Eyelid. I don't want to know the process of obtaining the wax cast of the patient's eye!
Diana de Vere, nee Cecil, Countess of Oxford, 1614 William Larkin. Diana Cecil's dress is an amazing tour de force of slashing in this portrait by William Larkin. Married to Henry de Vere, 18th Earl of Oxford, she was the daughter of William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Exeter. Great granddaughter of Elizabeth's Lord Burghley, she became countess of Elgin by her second marriage. She left no issue.