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L'accoudée

Artist:
Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)
Date:
1856–57
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
11.1 x 7.6 cm (4 3/8 x 3 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.548.31
Not on view
To elongate her figure, the countess stood on a stool that is half- hidden under her dress. She would frequently use this trick of the trade.
La Comtesse de Castiglione; [...]; Robert de Montesquiou; [...]; Madame Walska; [...]; Philip Kaplan

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Photographs from the Museum's Collection," December 4, 1984–March 17, 1985.

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.

Apraxine, Pierre, and Xavier Demange. La Divine Comtesse: Photographs of the Countess de Castiglione. New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000. no. 42, p. 175, ill. p. 137 (this print).

Groom, Gloria, ed. Impressionism, Fashion, & Modernity. Chicago: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. no. 20, pp. 60, 280.



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