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vintage everyday: 25 Rare and Fascinating Portraits of Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione in the 1860s

Pierre Louis Pierson, Portrait of Comtesse de Castiglione ion the beach at Dieppe, France, XiX éme

What is chinchilla?    The Countess de Castiglione by Pierre-Louis Pierson, 1862–67, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Costigliole Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, Artist: Painted and retouched by Unknown, French Date: Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative Dimensions: Image: x 9 cm x 3 in.

Judith

Judith

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The mid-nineteenth century saw the simultaneous birth of couture, photography, and modern art. For women of the aristocracy, as well as the aspiring bourgeoisie, the three arts provided a new world of spectatorship and self-satisfaction

[La Comtesse with Group on a Rocky Beach]

[La Comtesse with Group on a Rocky Beach]

The Countess Castiglione

The Countess Castiglione

Pierre-Louis Pierson, Countess of Castiglione with mirror, (1856-1899), photograph

25 Stunning Photographs Of Countess De Castiglione

"Ermitage de Passy": Countess de Castiglione by Pierre-Louis Pierson. Date: 1863. Albumen silver print painted in gouache

Ermitage de Passy Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, Artist: Painted and retouched by Unknown, French Date: 1863 Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative Dimensions: Image: 12 x cm x 3 in.) Mount: 13 x cm x 3 in.

Vengeance (1863-1867)  When her husband, Count de Castiglione, threatened to take their son out of her care, the Countess sent him this hand-coloured photograph, which shows her grasping a dagger in her right hand. Matching the murderous look on her face, the portrait is entitled “Vengeance” and dedicated “Au comte de Castiglione/Reine d’Etrurie” (to the Count de Castiglione/ the Queen of Etruria).  The Count did not proceed with his plan.

Pierre Louis Pierson, "Vengeance", Portrait of Comtesse de Castiglione,

Le Caracul (L'Astrakhan), 1860's

Le Caracul (L'Astrakhan), Pierson L’Intertogation

Countess Castiglione

Countess Castiglione

L'hermine

L'hermine

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