Art/ Collection/ Art Object

[Vignetted Sitting in Ritrosetta Dress]

Artist:
Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)
Person in Photograph:
Countess Virginia Oldoini Verasis di Castiglione (1835–1899)
Date:
1861–67
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image: 12.1 x 8.6 cm (4 3/4 x 3 3/8 in.) Mount: 17.3 x 13.6 cm (6 13/16 x 5 3/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.417
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on mount, recto TR: "2"; blindstamp on mount, recto BC: "[Imperial coat of arms] // MAYER Frères & PIERSON // PHOTOGRAPHES // DE S.M. L'EMPEREUR // ET DE SM LE ROI DE WURTEMBERG"; inscribed in ink on mount, verso T: "La Comtesse de Castiglione"; inscribed in pencil on mount, verso TC: "101 [encircled and crossed out]"; inscribed in pencil on mount, verso C: "8"
Pierre-Louis Pierson; [...]; Maurice Levert; (Pescheteau-Badin, Godeau & Leroy, Paris, January 28, 1995, lot 8); Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York

Apraxine, Pierre, and Xavier Demange. La Divine Comtesse: Photographs of the Countess de Castiglione. New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000. p. 134 (this pose, not vignettes, with applied color), p. 59 (this pose not vignetted), fig. 29.



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