1884 Laure de Sade, comtesse de Chevigné by Nadar

Her French-language Wikipedia article is here. She was an inspiration for a Marcel Proust character, the uchesse de Guermantes. She was the infamous marquis de Sade's granddaughter.

From www.marcelproust.it/gallery/chevigne.

A light under-skirt and bodice appear to emerge from a dark over-dress in this Nadar photo of Laure de Sade. Her dress appears to have a lace stomacher section loosely framed by a vee of tapered satin. Her lace sleeves emerge from a plain over-bodice.

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