Carolina Shirley Sforza Cesarini by Francesco Podesti (Palazzo Sforza Cesarini - Roma, Italy)

According to her Wikipedia article, she was born in 1818 and married in 1837. She was a staunch supporter of Italian unification. The style of her dress and her youthful appearance suggest this portrait dates to about that time. Information about this portrait can be found here.

From comune.genzanodiroma.roma.it/; spots and streaks removed with Photoshop and exposure increased.

Carolina Shirley Sforza Cesarini by Francesco Podesti (Palazzo Sforza Cesarini - Roma, Italy) From comune.genzanodiroma.roma.it: despot inc. exp

Caroline’s coiffure is severely straight while her sleeves have vestigial puffing from imbecile sleeves. Her bodice stretches out over a central rib. The bodice has a vee waistline and probably a waist band.

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