ca. 1840 Sophie Rostopchine, Comtesse de Ségur by ? (Versailles)

I found this image on a blog, but it originates with Reunion des Musées Nationaux; photo - Gérard Blot. I changed the background surrounding the oval portrait and nothing inside the oval.

Most of the detail of Sophie's dress is lost in this image, but she wears an intricate white lace collar and probably wears a short black lace veil. Her coiffure has large curls to the sides and her veil may be decorated with a deep pink flower.

Keywords:  1840, Blot, Sophie Rostopchina, Rostopchine family, Countess, French, straight coiffure, veil, high neckline, collar, lace

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