Formal portrait of Empress Elisabeth by ? (location unknown to gogm)

Empress Elisabeth is portrayed in the same way as Empress Eugénie - in a lovely dress loaded with lace, substantial jewelry, and train.

From what I can gather, this is not a Winterhalter portrait. This style of portrait was common at this time; Queen Olga, Tsaritsa Maria Alexandrovna, Queen Victoria, and Empress Carlota all were portrayed in this manner - often by Winterhalter.

Posted to the Alexander Palace Time Machine Discussion Forum by synnadene on 12 December 2008.

Keywords:  Elisabeth of Bavaria, Sissi, Sisi, Wittelsbach family, Habsburg family, Empress, Austrian, straight coiffure, tiara, off shoulder vee neckline, bertha, lace, quarter length sleeves, bows, vee waistline, full skirt, ruffles, over skirt, necklace, brooch, bracelets, regalia

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