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Bust of Archduchess Margaret of Austria (1480-1530) as a Widow by anonymous, after 1506 the Netherlands, Kunst Historisches Museum Wien
This seems to be a much more flattering version of a portrait in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium by Bernard van Orley.  If the van Orley image is the original, then the Vienna one probably dates from at least 1518, when van Orley became Margaret of Austria’s official painter.  She could be mourning for her father, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, who died in 1519.

Bust of Archduchess Margaret of Austria (1480-1530) as a Widow by anonymous, after 1506 the Netherlands, Kunst Historisches Museum Wien

This seems to be a much more flattering version of a portrait in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium by Bernard van Orley.  If the van Orley image is the original, then the Vienna one probably dates from at least 1518, when van Orley became Margaret of Austria’s official painter.  She could be mourning for her father, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, who died in 1519.

(Source: bilddatenbank.khm.at)

The Birth and Naming of St John the Baptist, attributed to Bernard van Orley, 1514-15 the Netherlands, the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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The Birth and Naming of St John the Baptist, attributed to Bernard van Orley, 1514-15 the Netherlands, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Mary and Elizabeth
Altar paining, Western Pomerania (Germany), around 1510
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Mary and Elizabeth

Altar paining, Western Pomerania (Germany), around 1510

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Scarpine shoes, ca 1500-50 France, MFA Boston
Posting this because I’ve never seen a pair that still had the velvet on them.  Amazing.  But still an ugly style.

Scarpine shoes, ca 1500-50 France, MFA Boston

Posting this because I’ve never seen a pair that still had the velvet on them.  Amazing.  But still an ugly style.

Dalmatic, Flemish, 1476-1525, Kerk Sint-Catharina

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