Contessa Francesca Pallavicini Reina by Giuseppe Molteni (auctioned by Sotheby's)

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Contessa Francesca Pallavicini Reina by Giuseppe Molteni (auctioned by Sotheby's) From renzo dionigi's photostream on flickr

This portrait may date from the 1830s based on the coiffure and accentuated waistline. The lace lapels are beautiful. Sleeves from this era are narrower, often tight-fitting. Filling in shadows and enlarging (not shown) suggest the dress has a vee waistline.

Keywords:  Molteni, Francesca Pallavicini, Pallavicini family, Countess, neo hurluberlu coiffure, chemise, trapezoidal waistline, bodice, vee décolletage, lace lapels, close sleeves, vee waistline, full skirt, necklace

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