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La prêtresse

Artist:
Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)
Date:
1861–67
Medium:
Salted paper print from glass negative overpainted with watercolor and gouache
Dimensions:
17.1 x 13.2 cm (6 3/4 x 5 3/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.548.121
Not on view
These six photographs come from the collection of photographs of the countess assembled by Robert de Montesquiou after her death. Primarily small versions of larger photographs that have been given borders and painted in gouache by various artists, they are excellent examples of the skill of the professional miniaturists attached to the important studios of the Second Empire.
La Comtesse de Castiglione; [...]; Robert de Montesquiou; [...]; Madame Walska; [...]; Philip Kaplan

Musée d'Orsay. "La Divine Comtesse: Photographs of the Countess Castiglione," October 11, 1999–January 23, 2000.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "La Divine Comtesse: Photographs of the Countess Castiglione," September 18, 2000–December 31, 2000.

Kulturhuset, Stockholm. "Hannah Cullwick, Countess Virginia de Castiglione, Claude Cahun and Cindy Sherman," January 23, 2004–April 18, 2004.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. "Hannah Cullwick, Countess Virginia de Castiglione, Claude Cahun and Cindy Sherman," May 6, 2004–August 22, 2004.

Apraxine, Pierre, and Xavier Demange. La Divine Comtesse: Photographs of the Countess de Castiglione. New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000. no. 13, p. 169–170, ill. p. 104 (this print).



MMA copy negative exists for full album page; MM76196 8x10
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