Young Eugénie in oval by ? (Château de Compiègne)

Eugénie de Montijo is shown wearing a dress without a crinoline and with elaborate sleeves with tiered engageantes.

Photo credit - Michel Urtado.

The lack of fullness in her skirt suggests this is 1855 or earlier. The lack of jewelry suggests this predates her marriage in 1853. She wears lapels that appear to be be a jabot of sheer material matching the collar originating from her high neckline. Her sleeves have at least four tiers of engageantes while her waistline appears to be rounded instead of vee-shaped but somewhat below the natural waistline.

Keywords:  Urtado, Empress Eugénie, Empress, Bonaparte family, French, long straight coiffure, high neckline, collar, lapels, low natural waistline

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