Gräfin Pototka by ? (Duesseldorfer Auktionshaus)

A biographical sketch for her can be seen here. This is a copy of a Vigée-Lebrun original probably destroyed by allied bombing in World War II.

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Gräfin Pototka by ? (Duesseldorfer Auktionshaus) Wm

Countess Sophie wears a bouffant coiffure, perhaps from around 1780 when the mammoth high coiffures of the 1770s spread out.

Keywords:  Vigée-Lebrun, Sophie Potocka, Zofia Potocka, Potocki family, Countess, bouffant coiffure, ribbon headdress, U-décolletage, lace, modesty piece, tight sleeves

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