Ana de Mendoza (Doña Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda, Princess of Eboli, Duchess of Pastrana). Spanish aristocrat, 1540-1592. Considered one of the more accomplished women of her time by her peers. Also regarded as one of the most beautiful ladies in Spain, despite having lost an eye in a mock duel with a page when she was young. Married at 12 years old to Rui Gomes da Silva, 1st Prince of Éboli and minister to the King.
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Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda was an outrageously wealthy Spanish aristocrat, born on 29 June 1540. She was considered one of the greatest beauties of her day in Europe, even though she lost an eye in a sword fight with one of her father's young pages. Perhaps the eyepatch made her more intriguing. She married at the age of 12 to Ruy Gómez de Silva, Prince of Eboli.
"Ana de Mendoza de la Cerda was a Spanish aristocrat during the sixteenth 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."
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.
Isabel de Borbón y Médicis, Reina de España y Portugal, vistiendo una saya con mangas de punta de terciopelo labrado en seda bicolor, con decoración ordenada a modo de red con motivos vegetales y roleos, que se complementa con una aplicación de pasamanería con hilos metálicos, piedras y perlas. Luce el rico joyel de los Austrias. Un enorme cuello de lechuguilla de encaje de Bruselas enmarca su rostro. Apoya su mano izquierda en la cadera y un abanico sobre la pierna derecha.
Reina Victoria Eugenia de España con la tiara "Flor de Lis", hecha en 1906 por Ansorena. La tiara fue uno de los regalos boda que le hizo su marido, Alfonso XIII. Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Queen of Spain, wearing the "Fleur de Lis" tiara, made by the Spanish jewelry house Ansorena in 1906. The tiara was a wedding present from her husband, King Alfonso XIII.
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