It’s turned up a couple of times on the icanhascheezburger network, but of course, they don’t provide any background information on the artwork.
It’s clearly mid-late 18th century, and she is clearly an important royal, but other than that I’m at a loss. I feel I have seen it before, but I can’t quite place where.
The outfit is fascinating and I’d love to be able to research it a bit further. The elaborately decorated skirt (is it painted or embroidered?), the portrait on her wrist, the fichu at the neckline – so many pretty details begging to be seen and examined!
Any information is much appreciated!
Hi, a long-time lurker de-lurks to help! Did a bit of random googling and was lucky: the portrait was done by ZacarÃas GonzÃ¡lez VelÃ¡zquez around 1790, and the lady in the painting is Maria Luisa of Parma, Queen of Spain. Information found here: http://www.lib-art.com/artgallery/19180-portrait-of-maria-luisa-of-parma-q-zacar-as-gonzalez-velazquez.html
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Yay! Thank you!
I have never seen it before, but I venture a guess on Goya.
I don’t know, but I’ll ask my mum she’s might know, it’s her job ^^
I’m guessing it’s a Goya.
It’s a portrait of Maria Luisa of Parma, Queen of Spain, painted by Zacarias Gonzalez Velazquez. (Does look very Goya-esque though, doesn’t it!)
I found it via tineye – http://www.tineye.com/ – with the same results as above.