Ficheiro:EstefaniadePortugal.jpg. Bela e instruída, D. Estefânia escreveu cartas íntimas à sua mãe em francês. Numa delas, critica a alta sociedade portuguesa: "Os portugueses têm o sentido do luxo e da pompa, mas não o da dignidade". Embora tivesse sentido saudades das margens do Reno e não gostado do calor e da aridez de Lisboa, D. Estefânia escreveu que apreciara Sintra e Mafra.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, home to a notable collection of historical fashions, is giving the clothing a chance to do what it was made to do: circulate in public. A sampling from that collection will be on view when the museum's Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion opens Oct. 2. Among the dazzlers of "Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail 1700-1915" is this dress from about 1845. It belonged to Queen Maria II of Portugal.
Francisco de Zurbarán, Saint Elisabeth of Portugal, c. 1635 From the Museo del Prado: The saint is shown full length, walking toward the right and wearing a seventeenth-century lady’s clothing. The roses she carries over her skirt allude to the miracle in which coins from the Royal Treasury, which she secretly handed out to the needy, turned into roses. A similar story is told about Saint Casilda, with whom this painting has also been identified.