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La frayeur, 1861-1867, retouched and painted photo.
(See also following pictures.)
All photos by Pierre-Louis Pierson.
La frayeur, 1861-1867, retouched and painted photo.
La frayeur, 1861-1867, photo with applied colour.
Le nœud de dentelle - "Ritrosetta" [The pretty reluctant one], 1861-67, photo with applied colour.
Virginie, 1861-67, retouched and painted photo.
Beatrice, 1861-67, retouched and painted photo.
Sœur Elise, 1861-1867, hand-tinted photo.
Le nœud rouge, 1861-67, hand-tinted photo.
Set of retouched and painted photos, 1861-1867.
Set of retouched and painted photos, 1861-1867.
Portrait en robe blanche, 1861-1867, retouched and painted photo.
Costigliole, 1861-67, hand-tinted photo.
Costigliole, 1861-1867, hand-tinted photo.
Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione, with her son Giorgio. He was born in 1855 and he died of smallpox in Madrid in 1879, aged 24.
La finlandaise, 1861-1867, hand-tinted photo.
La Reine d'Étrurie, 1863-1867, hand tinted photo.
Judith, 1861-1867, hand-tinted photo.
(See also following pictures.)
Judith, 1861-1867, hand-tinted photo.
Judith, 1861-1867, hand-tinted photo.
Le voile, 1861-1867, hand-tinted photo.
Le cothurne, 1861-1867, hand-tinted photo.
(See also next picture.)
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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 on 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 the night between 28th and 29th November 1899.

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