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Profil avec chignon, 1859.
All photos by Pierre-Louis Pierson.
Réverie, 1860s.
La Psyché, 1860s.
Cauchoise, 1860s.
The Pays de Caux is a region of Normandie (France).
(See also next picture.)
Cauchoise, 1860s.
Les yeux mirés, 1860s.
Le regard, 1860s.
This photo can be also found as La leçon de dessin - "L'artiste".
Le Caracul, 1860s.
(See also following pictures.)
Le Caracul, 1860s.
Le Caracul, 1860s.
Le Caracul, 1860s.
Série à la Ristori, 1860s.
Adelaide Ristori (1822-1906) was the most popular and influential Italian actress of the 19th Century.
(See also following pictures.)
Série à la Ristori, 1860s.
Série à la Ristori, 1860s.


Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione. Portrait by Michele Gordigiani, 1862.

Virginia Elisabetta Luisa Carlotta Antonietta Teresa Maria Oldoini Verasis Asinari, Countess of Castiglione, was born in Florence 22nd March 1837.

In 1856-1857, she became the mistress of the Emperor of France Napoléon III. After the end of their relationship, she continued to influence the French foreign policy.
In July 1856, Virginia Oldoini also began posing for Pierre-Louis Pierson, a photographer favored by the imperial court. In three different periods (1856-58, 1861-67 and 1893-95), she directed Pierson in 700 photographs inspired by her mundane life.

Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione, died in Paris on 28th November 1899.

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