ca. 1780 Comtesse d'Artois by ? (auctioned by Christie's)

Upgrade image posted 10 April 2018 from the Christie’s Web site. Also posted to Marie Therese de Savoie, Comtesse d’Artois’ Subalbum here.

ca. 1780 Comtesse d'Artois by ? (auctioned by Christie's) From Christie's Web site

The Countess is shown wearing a high and expanding coiffure and headdress over a dress that would fit throughout much of the 1700s - probably a robe à la Française. Her cuffs have three or four rolls of white fabric capped by ruffles at each end.

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