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The Marquesa de Pontejos, Goya (ASL)

Goya shows the marchesa dressed in the height of fashion with a wasp-waisted corset and the adoption of the “shepherdess” style popularized by Marie Antoinette. Her full skirt and broad-brimmed straw hat were also influenced by foreign fashions popular within Spain. The carnation she holds and the roses tucked into her skirt suggest that this portrait was probably painted on the occasion of her first marriage.