ca. 1808 Empress Joséphine by Baron Antoine-Jean Gros (Musée d'Art et d'Histoire at Palais Massena, Nice France)

Empress Joséphine is realistically portrayed in outdoor warm-weather dress, including veil and tied-off wrap, in this 1808 Gros portrait. Her dress has actual bulk, it is not a soft clingy fabric forming a tube around her body.

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