Duchesse de Nemours print

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The Duchess de Nemours, portrayed here in a print, died in 1857 at the age of 35; her death shocked her cousin and close friend Queen Victoria. An 1852 portrait of the two together by Winterhalter can be found here.

From the New York City Public Library collection.

Keywords:  Victoire de Nemours, Wettin family, Orléans family, Duchess, French, hurluberlu coiffure, bun, off shoulder scoop neckline, bertha, lace, elbow length puffed sleeves, bows, engageantes, deep vee waistline, full skirt, floral bodice ornament


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