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Maria Teresa d’Austria-Teschen, Queen of the Two Sicilies by unknown, date missing (ca 1840’s?)
This looks kinda familiar.  Kinda like a certain portrait of Doña Isabel de Requesens (a ruler of Naples long before Maria Teresa) from around 1518.  Hmm…

Maria Teresa d’Austria-Teschen, Queen of the Two Sicilies by unknown, date missing (ca 1840’s?)

This looks kinda familiar.  Kinda like a certain portrait of Doña Isabel de Requesens (a ruler of Naples long before Maria Teresa) from around 1518.  Hmm…

Walking and day dress, 1843 Germany
Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts by anonymous, ca 1840 UK, National Portrait Gallery, London

Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts by anonymous, ca 1840 UK, National Portrait Gallery, London

Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna by Christina Robertson, ca 1840’s Russia, the State Hermitage Museum

Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna by Christina Robertson, ca 1840’s Russia, the State Hermitage Museum

Outdoor and riding dress, 1843 Italy, Corriere delle Dame

Outdoor and riding dress, 1843 Italy, Corriere delle Dame

Outdoor dress for men and women, 1844 Italy, Corriere delle Dame

Outdoor dress for men and women, 1844 Italy, Corriere delle Dame

Suits for men and a court (?) uniform, 1843 Italy, Corriere delle Dame

Suits for men and a court (?) uniform, 1843 Italy, Corriere delle Dame

Isabel II by Federico Madrazo y Kunz, 1846 Spain, Banco de Espana

Isabel II by Federico Madrazo y Kunz, 1846 Spain, Banco de Espana

Queen Victoria wearing rubies by John Partridge, 1840 England, the Royal Collection
I really like that portraits of Victoria from early into her reign portray her as the kid she was.  You can tell that this is a young girl and not the fully mature woman she was probably expected to be. (Also I like how they weren’t afraid to put in the mouthbreathing.  It adds a certain quirkiness to her.)

Queen Victoria wearing rubies by John Partridge, 1840 England, the Royal Collection

I really like that portraits of Victoria from early into her reign portray her as the kid she was.  You can tell that this is a young girl and not the fully mature woman she was probably expected to be. (Also I like how they weren’t afraid to put in the mouthbreathing.  It adds a certain quirkiness to her.)

Music sheet cover for The Orange Blossom, ca 1850
Portrait of a Lady in Black Pierre Louis Delaval, 1845 France, the Bowes Museum

Portrait of a Lady in Black Pierre Louis Delaval, 1845 France, the Bowes Museum

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