Exhibitions/ Art Object

[Variations on the "Elvira" and "Ritrosetta" Dresses]

Artist:
Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)
Artist:
Painted and retouched by Unknown (French)
Person in Photograph:
Countess Virginia Oldoini Verasis di Castiglione (1835–1899)
Date:
1861–67
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image: 12.4 x 8.8 cm (4 7/8 x 3 7/16 in.) A Image: 12.5 x 8.9 cm (4 15/16 x 3 1/2 in.) B Image: 12.3 x 8.8 cm (4 13/16 x 3 7/16 in.) C Image: 12.4 x 8.9 cm (4 7/8 x 3 1/2 in.) D Mount: 32.2 x 24 cm (12 11/16 x 9 7/16 in.) Mat: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.408a–d
Not on view
Inscription: No inscriptions or annotations visible
Maurice Levert; (Pescheteau-Badin, Godeau & Leroy, Paris, January 28, 1995, lot 91); Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York

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.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity," February 26, 2013–May 27, 2013.

Art Institute of Chicago, Douglas Druick. "Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity," June 26, 2013–September 22, 2013.

Apraxine, Pierre, and Xavier Demange. La Divine Comtesse: Photographs of the Countess de Castiglione. New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000. no. cat. no. 54, p. 178, ill. p. 134 (this print).



This page comes from the same album as 2005.100.409a-d. The dresses for "Ritrosetta" (a and d) and "Elvira" (b and c) reappear here but are transformed by painted additions. Changing the trimmings on a dress was an economical way of prolonging its life. The Countess, who was often short of money, must have made frequent use of this expedient. [PA; "La Divine Comtesse", p. 178]
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