Princesse Mathilde by Albert Besnard (Chateau Compiegne, Compiegne)

This portrait of Princess Mathilde by Besnard is timeless, but the square neckline leads me to believe this is from the 1870s.

Photo credit - Daniel Arnaudet.

Keywords:  Besnard, Arnaudet, Princess Mathilde Bonaparte, Bonaparte family, Princess, French, straight coiffure, square neckline, bertha, elbow length sleeves, flared cuffs, neck band, earrings

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