Costume in velvet and silk filigree, 1862.
Until well into the 19th century, 1870 was when the popular costume was recognised, the style of the so-called “Goyesco” costumes continued to be the stereotypically Spanish ensemble as opposed to the international fashion.
This dress was made in 1862 for the Infanta Isabella of Spain, popularly known as "La Chata". There are excellent portraits of this moment in history such as the one of Angela Pérez de Barradas y Fernández painted by Federico de Madrazo in 1854. The dress was given to the Queen Isabella II for her daughter, the Infanta Isabella, by the town of Seville during the royal visit to the Andalusian provinces. The travel chronicler described it as follows: "The Infanta’s dress, like that of the Prince, was made up of a jacket and sash, in addition to a white underskirt, embroidered with Prussian blue thread, silk and gold trimmings; with four pairs of silk stockings, spun in Seville, two pairs of satin shoes, handkerchiefs and maja style hat ". According to the chronicle of the journey, the hat was made by the milliner Manuel Casaus. (Tubino, Francisco María: La Corte en Sevilla. Crónica del viaje de SS.MM. y AA.RR. á las provincias andaluzas en 1862, Sevilla, Imprenta de La Andalucía, 1862). The Prince of Asturias and the Infanta Isabella appear modelling their Sevillian ensembles in lithographs included in the chronicle by Tubino. They also wore them for their entrance into the city. Like the other lithographs of royal portraits that appear in the Chronicle, the image of the Infanta Isabella wearing her Sevillian dress is based on a photograph by Ortiz, and was made by the workshop in Madrid of the printmaker, Julio Donon.
Inventory: MT-001246-50, MT-001245A y MT-001251