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Eric_Lowe

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« Reply #60 on: November 29, 2005, 09:22:39 AM »
Yes Anne of Austria was an exception. She was quite pretty. Although her niece Maria Teresa was not...

Felipe II was quite handsome as a young man, as when Mary Tudor saw him, she was at once smitten. He has beautiful soulful eyes and in looks like his beautiful Portuguese mother, Isabel.

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« Reply #61 on: November 29, 2005, 10:50:16 AM »
The two daughters of Felipe II, Isabel Clara Eugenia, and Catalina Micaela, were beautiful too, especially Catalina.

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« Reply #62 on: November 29, 2005, 11:14:22 AM »
Yes...but poor Catalina died too early  :'(

Clara Eugenia lost her looks in later life and became quite stout.

Still Felipe II...he is the best !

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« Reply #63 on: November 29, 2005, 01:03:48 PM »
As I said, Felipe III and Felipe II.

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« Reply #64 on: November 29, 2005, 01:07:35 PM »
I read less about the relationship of Felipe II to his son and heir Felipe III. Born in 1578, Felipe III was 20 when he became king. I only heard that they didn't have a real father-son-contact.
Do you know more?

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« Reply #65 on: November 30, 2005, 12:48:16 AM »
judging from those portraits, philip 2nd. but i have to ask: is the carlos 1st portrait accurate? i read that he was a blonde, for example...  :-/

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« Reply #66 on: November 30, 2005, 12:49:36 AM »
i read that as philip 2nd was growing old he complained about god not giving him proper heirs to continue his work...

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« Reply #67 on: November 30, 2005, 11:40:58 AM »
This is Philip IV's brother the Cardinal Infante Don Fernando. I love this picture!


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« Reply #68 on: November 30, 2005, 01:43:17 PM »


Painting by Peter Paul Rubens.
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« Reply #69 on: November 30, 2005, 08:25:17 PM »
Rubens also painted Isabel of Boubon (I am sure this time ! This being the daughter of Henry IV). He was also a favourite of Isabel's mother Marie de Medici, and painted the murals of her life inside the Luxembourg Palace in Paris (now they are in the Louve Museum).  :)

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« Reply #70 on: December 01, 2005, 12:51:53 AM »
And I love a portrait by Velasquez of the Empress Maria,nee Infanta of Spain, sister of Felipe IV!!!

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« Reply #71 on: December 01, 2005, 02:42:47 AM »
Yes she looks pretty. The mother of Felipe II, Isabel of Portugal was very beautiful, even if her children inherited the jew of the Habsburg, they were very good looking.

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« Reply #72 on: December 01, 2005, 03:43:45 AM »
Yes, Velazquez portrayed Maria when this princess stayed in Naples, just before going to get married in Austria. Valois+Medicis= fatality, illness, poison, beauty, intrigue, decadence. Remember Margot. however La princesa de la Paz (Isabelle de Valois) was not, it seems, so frivole. When Catherine de M. and her court, during the regence, met her again after years they were astonished. Isabelle was not Isabelle, she wore dark sad clothes and was more spanish than french. What an irony. After spaniards, she was more french than spanish. Philippe loved her passionately. None of the other three spouses had the same account of witt:
the sofistication of France, the latine allure, the age of Philippe at that time. Over this, the fact she was to be the bride of his son! Too much for an autumn man. He loved Ana very much, but in another way: fair, cold, serene, she was his winter. I mean Isabelle was the spring in his autumn, Ana, a sunny winter day.
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« Reply #73 on: December 02, 2005, 03:59:08 AM »
We forget Don Juan de Austria, the bastard of Carlos I.
What a boy!

Eric_Lowe

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« Reply #74 on: December 02, 2005, 11:36:50 AM »
It is natural that the bastard one are better looking, they are less affected by the interbreeding that goes on the main line.  :)