1844 Countess Dash by Carl von Steuben (State Hermitage Museum - St. Petersburg, Russia)

According to her Wikipedia article, she was an aristocrat who turned author when her fortunes declined. Comtesse Dash was her nom de plume and she took the name Dash from the name of her dog.

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1844 Countess Dash by Carl von Steuben (State Hermitage Museum - St. Petersburg, Russia)

Countess Dash uses a white dress to show off her jewelry and her abundant dark tresses in this 1844 von Steuben portrait.

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