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La Dogaresse

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: 8.9 x 5.4 cm (3 1/2 x 2 1/8 in.) Mount: 10.7 x 6.2 cm (4 3/16 x 2 7/16 in.) Mat: 25.4 x 20.3 cm (10 x 8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.394
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on mount, verso TC: "Comtesse de Castiglione // Photographie appartenant // au Bn Bourgoing // 8 [boxed]"
Baron de Bourgoing; 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. 47, p. 174.



This is a version of "La Dogaresse" reduced to the carte-de-visite format. A further interpretation in the same format, with the name L. Pierson printed below the photograph, can be found in the Montesquiou album (1975.54.29). [PA; "La Divine Comtesse", p. 177]
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