1858 Anna of Hesse, née Prussia by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (Kurhessische Haustifung, Schloß Fasanerie, Fulda)

Her Wikipedia article is here. Among other tidbits, Franz Joseph of Austria fell for her first in 1852. He later met and married Princess Elisabeth of Bavaria - Sisi. Her mother was Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar.

Posted to Foro Dinastias by Minnie on 14 December 2009; sepia tone removed by gogm.

Franz Winterhalter portrays Anna of Prussia in an ethereal fog of tulle over seemingly endless rows of pearls in this 1858 work.

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