Maria Ludovica of Modena, Empress of Austria by ? (location ?)

There is a closed imperial crown behind her suggesting this portrait would date from the time she became Empress in 1808.

Image from Wikimedia; filled in shadows to show details of her upper coiffure. Also posted to Maria Ludovica of Modena, Empress of Austria’s new Subalbum here.

Maria Ludovica of Modena, Empress of Austria by ? (location ?) Wm shadows

Regardless of her anti-French political leanings, she follows French fashion. Her cherusque is gathered material that is folded back on itself at her shoulders. Her coiffure is a mass of curls emerging above her tiara.

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