"ca. 1857" Baronne de Farincourt by Augustin Aimé Joseph Lejeune (Musée d'Orsay - Paris France)

The Musée d'Orsay has posted a number of excellent photos on the Internet, including this one. But the dates may often be off. The reason will be given below.

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The Baroness Farincourt wears a superb example of a late crinoline dress with probable waist band and natural, not vee, waistline and a half conical skirt. Her coiffure is straight up front, but shows bustle era complexity in back. This photo was probably taken around 1868. Compare to the 1868 photo of Princess Louise.

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