1879 Countess Gabrielle de Rasty by Giovanni Boldini (Museo Giovanni Boldini - Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna Italy)

A chignon and comb adorn the Countess of Rasty's coiffure in this 1879 Boldini portrait. The Countess accepts wearing a small bustle for 1879. Strong enlargement suggests she is wearing a modesty piece - but not much.

Keywords:  1879, Boldini, Countess de Ratsy, Countess, straight coiffure, comb, trapezoidal décolletage, modesty piece, strap sleeves, vee waistline, bustle, close skirt, bracelets

From Athenaeum; spots removed with Photoshop by gogm.

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