1841 Comtesse de La Tour-Maubourg, née Marie-Louise-Charlotte-Gabrielle Thomas de Pange, by Théodore Chassériau (Metropoltan Museum)

This is a wonderful example of dressy day dress as worn in 1841 with tiered engageantes and a tiered bertha. She may be using a scarf or handkerchief to emphasize her bertha. Her dress almost surely has a vee waistline.

Keywords:  1841, Chassériau, Countess, French, straight coiffure, scoop neckline, bertha, elbow length close sleeves, engageantes, full skirt, bracelets, scarf


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