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Beatrice, 1856-1857.
Beatrice is the character created by Dante Alighieri in his Divina Commedia (1304-1321), usually identified with Beatrice Portinari (Florence, circa 1266-1290). The first one to explicitly refer to this woman was Giovanni Boccaccio in his commentary on the Divina Commedia [Esposizioni sopra la Comedia di Dante, 1373-1374].
All photos by Pierre-Louis Pierson.
Anne Boleyn, 1861-1865.
La Marquise Mathilde, 1861-1866.
La Vestale, 1860s.
Derelitta [The abandoned], 1860s.
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Derelitta, 1860s.
Derelitta, 1860s.
Marie Stuart, 1860s.
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Marie Stuart, 1860s.
Marie Stuart, 1860s.
Judith, 1860s.
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Judith, 1860s.
Judith, 1860s.
Judith, 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 on 22nd March 1837 in Florence.

In 1856-1857, she became the mistress of the Emperor of France Napoléon III. After the end of their realtionship, she continued to influence the Frenc 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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