GUESS WHO? Ex-Voto Portrait of Maria Parmentier Wearing a Blue Falling Cap

1774
Onbekende meester/unknown master

Today we play "Guess who?" again.

Just like adults, children are lavishly dressed for their portraits and provided with all kinds of accessories. Do you recognize this girl's hat?

 

A. The hat is especially for girls

B. The hat shows that she is of Catholic descent

C. The hat is actually a falling cap

 

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