ca. 1808 Madame Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, later Princesse de Bénévent (née Noël-Catherine Verlée by Baron François Gérard (Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York City, New York USA)

A woman with a striking figure was at a great advantage during the Revolutionary and Empire periods as can be seen in this portrait of Madame Talleyrand-Perigord in this simple sheer over-dress and opaque clinging dress.

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