Salted paper print from glass negative with applied color
12.7 x 15.1 cm (5 x 5 15/16 in.)
David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1975
Not on view
A study for a large painted version, this photograph was summarily retouched by the countess with instructions (on the back) suggesting that the composition was intended to set off her elegant attitude and majestic gown: "The remains of a ball where fire has broken out. A chandelier on the floor, everyone in flight. Shining white satin gown, black and red grapes with dark green and red leaves.
La Comtesse de Castiglione; [...]; Robert de Montesquiou; [...]; Madame Walska; [...]; Philip Kaplan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "La Divine Comtesse: Photographs of the Countess Castiglione," September 18, 2000–December 31, 2000.
Kulturhuset, Stockholm. "Hannah Cullwick, Countess Virginia de Castiglione, Claude Cahun and Cindy Sherman," January 23, 2004–April 18, 2004.
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. "Hannah Cullwick, Countess Virginia de Castiglione, Claude Cahun and Cindy Sherman," May 6, 2004–August 22, 2004.
Apraxine, Pierre, and Xavier Demange. La Divine Comtesse: Photographs of the Countess de Castiglione. New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000. no. 31, p. 173, ill. p. 120 (this print).