ca. 1839 Marie Christine d'Orléans by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (Versailles)

The Wikipedia article for Marie Christine Caroline Adélaïde Françoise Léopoldine of Orléans, known as Marie of Orléans is here. She became Duchess of Württemberg by marriage.

Marie Christine wears a cap edged with cloth flaps in this 1839 Winterhalter portrait. Her bodice has a strong triangular form - a built in pelisse. In an era of vee waistlines, her dress has a circular waistline at about natural height.

Keywords:  1839, Winterhalter, Orléans family, Württemberg family, Princess, straight coiffure, lace cap, vee neckline, ruffles, pelisse bodice, long puffed sleeves, cuffs, waist band, bows, natural waistline, full skirt, brooch


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