Portions of the painting – the infanta herself; her dog and dwarf – have suffered that fate, but the whole has mostly escaped it.
In fact, the infanta was charming-like a little woman—and not at all embarrassed.
In this amiable Spanish girl, the infanta recognised a sister.
Thence without pausing he was conveyed to Ghent, where he presented himself to the infanta.
But among these letters there was none from the King to the infanta!
We should prefer the Queen; but, if it cannot be managed, we will take the infanta.
And first, there was my embarrassment at finding no letter for the infanta.
Item, a coverlet of red leather bearing in its centre the arms of the King and the infanta.
They said they would rather see the infanta in her grave than in the hands of such men.
The infanta is a much bolder figure than 187 Madame de Zea, and much taller.