Johanne Caroline is shown working, sewing, in this portrait.
Brahe is a Danish noble family. One of them, Tycho, was an astronomer in the 1500s with a crater on the moon named after him.
Johanne Caroline Bille-Brahe wears a dress showing how waistlines were dropping across Europe in this 1817 portrait.
Keywords: 1817, Countess, Danish, straight coiffure, tiara, off shoulder bateau neckline, modesty piece, bertha, lace, quarter length puffed sleeves, waist band, Empire low waistline, close skirt, wrap