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Fernando,Prince of the Asturias. Two years younger than his wife the Prince was dominated by clever, talented Maria Barbara. Highly-strung and rather a weak character Fernando found his wife's love of the arts entirely congenial and the couple enjoyed a happy and mutually supportive life together.

Fernando,Prince of the Asturias. Two years younger than his wife the Prince was dominated by clever, talented Maria Barbara. Highly-strung and rather a weak character Fernando found his wife's love of the arts entirely congenial and the couple enjoyed a happy and mutually supportive life together.

Charles VI (1 October 1685 – 20 October 1740) was the penultimate Habsburg sovereign of the Habsburg Empire. He succeeded his elder brother, Joseph I, as Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia (Charles II), Hungary and Croatia (Charles III), Archduke of Austria in 1711. He unsuccessfully claimed the throne of Spain as Charles III following the death of its ruler.

Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, 1735 (Johann Gottfried Auerbach) Well now. somewhere there lingers the prospect of elegance but I fear the Emperor hasn't quite managed to locate it.

Louis XIV and his Court at the birth of his great grandson Louis, Duke of Brittany, 1704

Louis XIV and his Court at the birth of his great grandson Louis, Duke of Brittany in 1704

Niklaus Tscharner by Johann Rudolf Huber,1719

Maybe it's the flowing powdered hair, black eyebrows and blue eyes combination, but I think this portrait of the Swiss officer Niklaus Tscharner by Johann Rudolf Huber is deeply attractive.

Count Ferdinand Adolf von Plettenberg and his Family by Robert Tournières, 1727 (detail)

Count Ferdinand Adolf von Plettenberg and his Family by Robert [Although this is beyond the Queen Anne era, the gentlemen is dressed conservately in the style typical of the previous decade or two]