ca. 1865 Elaborately coiffed Countess Castiglione from the back

From mashable.com/2016/05/03/virginia-oldoini/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-retronaut-link#FAcs9.komkq0; monocolor tine removed. Also posted to the Countess of Castiglione’s Subalbum here.

ca. 1865 Elaborately coiffed Countess Castiglione from the back From mashable.com/2016/05/03/virginia-oldoini/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-retronaut-link#FAcs9.komkq0 detint

The Countess’ Russian sleeves are edged like sleeves in the late Renaissance/Elizabethan era. Her coiffure is simply ugly. The dress may have a sacque back, but there are more likely two streamers trailing from her bertha.

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