1856 Study for the "Baptism of the Prince Imperial" by Thomas Couture (Château de Compiègne)

This 1856 portrait of the Empress Eugénie previews the forthcoming Impressionist wave.

Photo credit - Thierry Ollivier.

Keywords:  1856, Thomas Couture, Ollivier, Empress Eugénie, Empress, Bonaparte family, French, straight coiffure, tiara, off shoulder neckline, bertha, lace, engageantes, elbow length flared sleeves, full skirt, over-skirt, train

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