Beatrice by Carl Backofen

This is not the exact image posted to Foro Dinastias by Katyusha on 26 January 2011 that was sepia toned and covered by myriad small spots. I used a number of Photoshop tools to clean up the spots and then removed the sepia tone over a period of several days.

Beatrice by Carl Backofen FDxKatyusha 26Jan11

A substantial bustle protrudes behind Princess Beatrice in this photo dating it to the second bustle era in the middle and late 1880s. Her simple dress has a cuirasse bodice and/or tablier over an over-skirt slit to reveal a pleated under-skirt. There appears to be a row of closely-spaced buttons on the front of her bodice and a brooch at the base of her neck enclosing collar.

Keywords:  Backofen, Princess Beatrice of Britain, Welf family, Battenberg-Mountbatten family, Princess, British, straight coiffure, high enclosing neckline, ruff, long tight sleeves, cuffs, buttons, cuirasse bodice, bustle, under-skirt, earrings, brooch, bracelets


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