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Around 900 CE, a mysterious family group appeared in southern Europe.  They early on assumed the name of `The House of Este'.  Head shapes are what we've already seen - sloping forehead, lizard-like protuberance of the back of skull. First recorded in Lombardy, they quickly seized positions of power in several other states, eventually becoming `owners of Europe' - through their more recent descendants.  And maybe of Russia too

Ferrara: "Portrait of a Princess of the House of Este" attributed to Antonio di Puccio Pisano or Antonio di Puccio da Cereto aka Pisanello, in the Louvre.

Painting by Jean Hey (Master of Moulins, active fourth quarter 15th c.), ca. 1490, Margaret of Austria, Oil on oak panel.   #Early_Netherlandish painter working in France.

Margaret of Austria, Jean Hey (Master of Moulins); the ten-year-old daughter of Emperor Maximilian I wears a pelican pendant, a symbol of Christian charity. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

‘Portrait of a Lady’, Pier Francesco di Jacopo Foschi (1502-1567), circa 1530-35.

FOSCHI, Pierfrancesco di Jacopo Portrait of a Lady Oil on panel, 101 x 79 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

1400–1500 in European fashion - Mary of Burgundy wears a headdress comprising a truncated-cone hennin, a jewelled padded roll, and a sheer veil.

Maître de la Légende de Sainte Marie-Madeleine -- Mary of Burgundy wears a headdress comprising a truncated-cone hennin, a jewelled padded roll, and a sheer veil.

Katharine of Aragon, c1502, by Michael Sittow, King Henry VII's court painter. Katharine had arrived in England in 1501 to marry Prince Arthur Tudor, the son and heir of Henry VII. They were married in November 1501 and within six months Arthur was dead. This portrait was painted after their brief marriage.

By Michael Sittow. A young Catherine of Aragon, known at this age for her beauty. Daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, wife to Prince Arthur of England and, more famously, to his younger brother Henry VIII. Also mother of Mary I.

[Renaissance] Apollonio di Giovanni (?) - Ritratto di Matteo Olivieri  - Washington, National Gallery of Art

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Antonio di Puccio Pisano ( Pisanello ) (portrait de Lionello d'Este ) ( Pise 1395- Rome 1455 ). 60

PISANELLO Portrait of Leonello d’Este c. 1444 Tempera on wood, 26 x 18 cm Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

Rogier van der Weyden, Isabella of Portugal, c. 1445-50

Isabella of Portugal - Rogier van der Weyden (workshop). Oil on panel. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles CA, USA.