1810 Comtesse Daru by Jacques Louis David (Frick Collection - New York City, New York, USA)

From Wikimedia; this was a difficult image to prepare. There were numerous spots of various sizes throughout the image as well as large cracks (fixed) and smaller ones (sometimes fixed) to work on with Photoshop. The background was also fixed with Photoshop. Before that, I filled in the shadows and increase the exposure.

The Wikipédia.fr article about this painting has some biographical information about the Countess.

1810 Comtesse Daru by Jacques Louis David (Frick Collection - New York City, New York, USA) Wm shadows increased exposure despot decrack fixed bckgnd

Countess Daru wears a floral headdress and a parure of semi-precious stones with a typical Napoléonic dress for her 1810 David portrait.

Keywords:  1810, David, comtesse Daru, Alexandrine Daru, Countess, French, curly coiffure, floral headdress, square neckline, neckline ruff, quarter length notched close sleeves, waist band, Empire waistline, close skirt, necklace, earrings, parure, wrap

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