1857 or 1858 Lidia Schbelsky, Baroness Stael-Holstein by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Richmond, Virginia USA)

This portrait is all I can find out about her.

From Wikimedia.

As a fashion history illustration, this portrait of Lidia Schbelsky offers little other than how low the back neckline could be, provide an insight into hairdressing, and probably show how expansive cage crinoline skirts could be. But it is a monument to feminine beauty.

Keywords:  1857, Winterhalter, Baroness Stael-Holstein, long straight coiffure, jeweled floral headdress, off shoulder neckline, quarter length sleeves, bracelets, crinoline


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