Countess de Genlis de St. Aubin by Pierre Violet (Christie's)

This was auctioned by Chritie's with the following description, "Countess de Genlis de St. Aubin (1746-1830), facing left in white dress with blue bodice and blue bows tied at her upper arm, striped gauze scarf tied at corsage, three strand gold necklace, gold-embroidered grey bandeau in her powdered curling hair"

Violet shows just how chaotic-looking the coiffures of the day could look in this portrait of the Countess Genlis.

Keywords:  Violet, Madame de Genlis, Countess, French, long bouffant curly coiffure, bandeau, scoop neckline, modesty piece, fichu, bows, close sleeves, necklace


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