1854 Eugénie, Empress of the French by Mayer Frères (Royal Collection)

The Royal Collection’s notes state, "Watercolour on card over a photograph.”

From Pinterest search. Also posted to Empress Eugénie’s Subalbum here.

1854 Eugénie, Empress of the French by Mayer Frères (Royal Collection) From Pinterest search

The Royal Collection’s notes state, "Three-quarter length, wearing a blue silk day dress with elaborate edging and a white fichu.”

This is a good example of a pre-crinoline dress with as much expansion and frills as unsupported skirts could accommodate.

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