ca. 1875 (estimated) family portrait

Based on the dresses and estimating little Archduchess Valerie's age (to left), this print dates from the mid-to-late 1870s.

Posted to the Alexander Palace Foro Dinastias by Princess Susan on 1 March 2009.

Elisabeth's dress is shown in detail; the skirt three layers and her train appears to emerge from the penultimate layer. Little Valerie's dress is midi-length, revealing boot-like shoes.

Keywords:  Elisabeth of Bavaria, Sissi, Sisi, Wittelsbach family, Habsburg family, Empress, Austrian, Archduchess Gisela, Archduchess Valerie, Stephanie of Belgium, Archduchess, Princess, long straight coiffure, circlet, high neckline, jacket bodice, long close sleeves, cuffs, ruffles, close skirt, bustle, train, floral bodice ornament, shoes

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