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[Portrait in a White Dress]

Artist:
Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)
Artist:
Painted and retouched by Aquilin Schad (Austrian, 1817–1866)
Person in Photograph:
Countess Virginia Oldoini Verasis di Castiglione (1835–1899)
Date:
1856–57, printed 1861–66
Medium:
Salted paper print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image: 32.5 x 27 cm (12 13/16 x 10 5/8 in.) Mount: 39.1 x 29.7 cm (15 3/8 x 11 11/16 in.) Mat: 61 x 50.8 cm (24 x 20 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.196
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on print, recto BL: "V. Verasis"; inscribed in red paint on print, recto BL: "A Schad"; inscribed in brown ink on mount, recto BC: "La Contessa di Castiglione"
Marquis Emanuele Tapparelli d'Azeglio; Duke Augusto Torlonia; [Michele Falzone del Barbaro], Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, August 31, 1985

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

Palazzo Cavour, Turin. "Countess of Castiglione," March 30, 2000–July 2, 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. 5, pp. 166–7, ill. p 103 (this print).



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