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Sculptural Shoulders

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 x 8.5 cm (4 3/4 x 3 3/8 in.) Mount: 15.4 x 9.6 cm (6 1/16 x 3 3/4 in.) Mat: 35.6 x 27.9 cm (14 x 11 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.393
Not on view
Inscription: 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"
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. no. 80, p. 184, ill. p. 184.



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