ca. 1812 Empress Josephine by Fermin Massot (Châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau)

Joséphine wears a dress with a criss-cross bodice revealing a modesty piece, probably from her chemise, and an Empire waistline in this Massot work.

Keywords:  1812, Massot, Empress Joséphine, Beauharnais family, Bonaparte family, Empress, French, curly coiffure, hair jewelry, trapezoidal neckline, chemise, modesty piece, puffed cap sleeves, waist band, Empire waistline, close skirt, necklace, earrings, wrap

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