Marie Valerie of Austria by Richard Bitterlich (Boris Wilnitsky)


Photographs tend to darken hair; this portrait leaves little doubt that Marie Valerie was blonde.

Marie Valerie's dress has a lace bertha and appears to have leg-o-mutton sleeves in this Bitterlich portrait dating it to the 1890s.

Keywords:  Bitterlich, Archduchess Marie Valerie, Habsburg family, Archduchess, curly coiffure, tiara, straight neckline, lace, leg-o-mutton sleeves, floral nodice ornament, sash, necklace, clasp

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