Madrazo uses an Ingres-esque technique by having the Condesa prop her head on her hand in this 1853 portrait.
The Countess' bodice is intersting - revers set off an open area spanned by ruched bands, a form of stomacher, that cover her shemist that also provides her "modesty" piece. The stomacher is not solid - it is a form of coarse open-work.
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May 8, 2010 11:22 PM
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