1855 Baronne Anne de Bourgoing, née Mlle Dolfuss by Franz Xavier Winterhalter (private collection)

Winterhalter began his career as celebrity painter in the 1830s and was prolific in the 1850s, including painting this 1855 portrait of Baroness Bourgoing.

The fullness of Baroness de Bourgoing's skirt suggests she is wearing a cage crinoline - if so, the picture shows crinoline came in in 1855.

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