1783 (before and before birth of 3rd daughter) Dorothea with her daughters, Wilhelmine and Pauline by ? (Rundāles pils muzejs - Pilsrundāle, Latvia)

From Wikimedia. Thanks to E. J. Barnes in identifying where this is on display and also for advising Peter von Biron was 55 when he married.

1783 (before and before birth of 3rd daughter) Dorothea with her daughters, Wilhelmine and Pauline by ? (Rundāles pils muzejs - Pilsrundāle, Latvia)

Dorothea's dress is different from others seen in this album with its basque waistline and split bodice laced together with frogging. Her coiffure is also very compact for the day.

Keywords:  Dorothea von Medem, ven Medem family, von Biron family, Countess, Duchess, long straight coiffure, ribbon headdress, scoop neckline, bertha, long tight sleeves, cuffs, revers, split bodice, stomacher, frogging, over-skirt, ruching, under-skirt, maxi-length skirt, shoes


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