Fulvia of Terra

8×10″ oil on panel.
Private Collection.

Fulvia of Terra (1484 – 1511)
The youngest daughter of the Marquess of Terra, she was her father’s favorite, always referred to as his ‘little joy’. Betrothed to a Lord while still child, her husband-to-be became smitten, thanks steady stream of portraits sent to him over the years. They were married when she was 15, and he was 33. After bearing two daughters, both Lord and Lady were killed in horse carriage accident.

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