Istria is a triangular peninsula south of Trieste.
Photo - Daniel Arnaudet.
The high waistline and sleeves date this portrait of the Duchess of Istria to the 1800s. Her neckline is framed by a modesty piece-bertha.
Keywords: Delaplace, Duchess, Italian, braided coiffure, vee neckline, modesty piece-bertha, lace, quarter length sleeves, waist band, close skirt