1857 Eugénie, Empress of the French (1826-1920), nee Countess of Montijo de Teba de Guzman in a wide-brimmed hat by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (Hillwood Mueum - Washington DC USA)

Empress Eugénie wears a decollete dress laden with bows and flounces, all topped by a wide-brimmed straw hat in this charming 1857 Winterhalter portrait.

Posted to the Alexander Palace Time Machine Discussion Forum by §Yue§* on 13 January 2010.

Keywords:  1857, Winterhalter, Empress Eugénie, Empress, Bonaparte family, French, long straight coiffure, floral headdress, hat, veil, off shoulder vee decolletage, bertha, modesty piece, bows, half length sleeves, engageantes, full skirt, flounces

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