1840 Claire de Bearn, Duchess of Vallombrosa by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (private collection)

Winterhalter liked his subjects to be well lit, including the Duchess of Vallombrosa in this 1840 portrait of her. Vallombrosa is in Italy in hilly country almost due east of Firenze.

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