1857 Duchess of Alba by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (Augustunermuseum - Freiburg im Bresgau, Germany)

Posted to Foro Dinastias by Katyusha; slightly enlarged by gogm.

Franz Xaver Winterhalter often wrapped his female sitters in voluminous wraps, as he did here with Paca. All that can be stated is she has a straight coiffure wrapped into curls behind and wears necklaces. It can be speculated that her sleeves are about quarter length and she is wearing a newfangled cage crinoline.

Keywords:  1857, Winterhalter, Paca Montijo, Duchess, Spanish, straight coiffure, full skirt, necklace, wrap

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