Comtesse Pastré, née Céline de Beaulaincourt by Ernest Antoine Auguste Hébert (Musée Hébert - Paris France)

All I can find is that she was born in 1825.

Photo - Gérard Blot.

This is an almost British study in casual opulence. She wears a diaphanous bodice and skirt with seemingly toussled hair falling hurluberlu-style to the sides. Her bodice is trimmed with a narrow (lace?) ruff set against opaque border strips. At least one flounce of her full skirt is decorated with floral-patterned bands.

Keywords:  Hébert, Blot, Countess, French, curly coiffure, hurluberlu coiffure, bodice, trapezoidal décolletage, ruff, lace, chemise, three quarter length full sleeves, cuffs, waist band, natural waistline, full skirt, flounces


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