1817 Count Preben Bille-Brahe and his second wife, Johanne Caroline, née Falbe by ? (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Kobenhavn Denmark)

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


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