Marie-Lucie de Selle de Beauchamp, by Eugene Francois Marie Joseph Deveria (private collection)

While I was able to identify the de Selle de Beauchamp family, I cannot find anything about Marie Lucie.

From; spots removed from background with Photoshop and image lightened to bring out details of coiffure and dress by gogm.

This portrait shows details of the lace used in the bertha, engageantes, and wrap. It also shows details of her pleated bodice, the stripe- and floral print-textile (cotton?) of her dress, and the floral headdress including a sprig of wheat. Her otherwise décolleté dress is subdued with a modesty piece. The blue is dazzling, possibly from using a newly-discovered aniline dye similar to the first such dye, mauvine, that was produced commercially in the early 1860s. This portrait could date from any time between 1837 and 1870, but the slight complexity of her coiffure and the brilliant blue cause me to date this to the later 1860s.

Keywords:  Deveria, Marie Lucie de Selle de Beauchamp, de Selle de Beauchamp family, French, straight coiffure, floral headdress, scoop neckline, chemise, off shoulder vee neckline, pleated bodice, bertha, lace, bows, quarter length sleeves, engageantes, full skirt, rings, wrap

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