Saturday, August 30, 2014

25 photographs of Countess de Castiglione

 25 photographies de la Comtesse de Castiglione


Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione (22 March 1837 – 28 November 1899), better known as La Castiglione, was born to an aristocratic family from La Spezia. She was a 19th-century Italian aristocrat who achieved notoriety as a mistress of Emperor Napoleon III of France. She was also a significant figure in the early history of photography.

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Virginia Elisabetta Luisa Carlotta Antonietta Teresa Maria Oldoïni, Contessa di Castiglione, (La Spezia, 23 mars 1837 - Paris, 28 novembre 1899), était une célèbre espionne, aristocrate piémontaise, maîtresse de Napoléon III, mais aussi une figure des premières heures de la photographie. On utilise parfois pour la qualifier l'expression «la plus belle femme de son siècle».

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4 comments:

  1. Excelentes fotos (estas y todas las que publicas). Gracias por compartir un material tan valioso.

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    1. Muchas gracias por tu comentario Betina :)

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  2. Amazing photographs, I can't get over the size of those dresses, they are enormous!!

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