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[La Comtesse Reclining in Dark Dress with Chain Around Neck]

Artist:
Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)
Person in Photograph:
Countess Virginia Oldoini Verasis di Castiglione (1835–1899)
Date:
1861–65
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
10.2 x 12.0 cm (4 x 4 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.548.257
Not on view
As early as 1856-57 the countess experimented with reclining poses, sometimes even lying on the floor. Here, she is wearing the same dress she has on in The Countess de Castiglione as Anne Boleyn (Cat. no. 43) but without the crinoline.
La Comtesse de Castiglione; [...]; Robert de Montesquiou; [...]; Madame Walska; [...]; Philip Kaplan

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