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Portrait of Isabella of Portugal (1548). Titian (Tiziano Vecelli, Italian, c.1488/1490-1576). Oil on canvas. Museo del Prado, Madrid.

The Empress holds an open book in her left hand, perhaps a missal or prayer book, and looks at a distant point with a preoccupied expression. She shows some stiffness, perhaps related to the concept of majesty. She wears a rose-colored velvet dress ornamented with rich gold braid and trimmed with rhinestones. It is decorated with jewelry, including the necklace of pearls with a clasp at the chest.