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    Portrait of Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France as wife of King Charles IX by François Clouet (French, 1510-1572), 1571, Louvre. Beautiful hairstyle, beautiful dress

  • Elizabeth Stephens

    Portrait of Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France, daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II of Austria and Infanta Maria of Spain, wife of King Charles IX of France -- Circa 1571 -- Francois Clouet -- French -- The Louvre -- Paris, France

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