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"Her portrait of Queen Elisabeth of Valois ***with a "flea-fur" (the pelt of a marten worn to attract the fleas that might in its absence have attacked the person wearing it),*** was the most widely copied portrait in Spain. It was copied by artists such as Pieter Paul Rubens.
it's an informative and entertaining text about furs during the centuries. 'Die "Flohpelzchen" dieser Zeit trug man, damit sich das Ungeziefer dorthin flüchten sollte. Man konnte es durch Ausschütteln...leicht entfernen.'