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Topic: pierre louis pierson

1503
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[Countess de Castiglione as Anne Boleyn]

[Countess de Castiglione as Anne Boleyn]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913) , et al

Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

L'accoudée

L'accoudée

To elongate her figure, the countess stood on a stool that is half- hidden under her dress. She would frequently use this trick of the trade. Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Béatrix

Béatrix

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

The White Nun

The White Nun

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

The Gaze

The Gaze

Unlike Nadar, who found his public among the cultural elite, the firm of Mayer & Pierson catered to personalities famed for their notoriety, to the socially prominent, and to the court. Established in 1855 by c... more

Viscountess Vilain

Viscountess Vilain

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione]

[Countess de Castiglione]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Profile with Chignon, Large]

[Profile with Chignon, Large]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[La Finlandaise]

[La Finlandaise]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Convalescente (colorieè)

Convalescente (colorieè)

The countess posed in a dressing gown on a huge chaise lounge in an imaginary boudoir, an unusual glimpse into a woman's private world. Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Les Cothurnes

Les Cothurnes

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Album page with ten photographs of La Comtesse mounted recto and verso]
[Study of Legs]

[Study of Legs]

The countess enjoyed transgressing the standards of propriety for women of her social class. By addressing herself directly to male fantasies of the day, fixated on women's legs concealed by modesty and the dem... more

[La Comtesse Reclining in Dark Dress with Chain Around Neck]

[La Comtesse Reclining in Dark Dress with Chain Around Neck]

As early as 1856-57 the countess experimented with reclining poses, sometimes even lying on the floor. Here, she is wearing the same dress she has on in The Countess de Castiglione as Anne Boleyn (Cat. no. 43) ... more

La Dogaresse

La Dogaresse

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Variations on the "Elvira" Dress]

[Variations on the "Elvira" Dress]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Album page with ten photographs of La Comtesse mounted recto and verso]

[Album page with ten photographs of La Comtesse mounted recto and vers...

The photographs laid out by the countess on this page illustrate different stages in a busy day. Midday (top left) shows her in street clothes, ready to partake of a country picnic. In Ernani (top right), a ref... more

La Frayeur

La Frayeur

A study for a large painted version, this photograph was summarily retouched by the countess with instructions (on the back) suggesting that the composition was intended to set off her elegant attitude and maje... more

La Frayeur

La Frayeur

In 1856 Virginia Verasis, Countess of Castiglione, was sent to France and urged to persuade Emperor Napoleon III to champion the cause of Italian nationalism by any means necessary. The unrivaled beauty quickly... more

[Standing with a Rosary]

[Standing with a Rosary]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[La Comtesse décolletée; Roses mousseuses]

[La Comtesse décolletée; Roses mousseuses]

This enlargement, made from the same negative as 1975.548.122, was printed lightly in anticipation of the retoucher's work. The part of the bow that concealed the left arm has been masked so that the arm could ... more

[Countess de Castiglione as Elvira at the Cheval Glass]

[Countess de Castiglione as Elvira at the Cheval Glass]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

La Dame de Cœurs

La Dame de Cœurs

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Sculptural Shoulders

Sculptural Shoulders

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Empress Eugénie as an Odalisque]

[Empress Eugénie as an Odalisque]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913) , et al

The Red Bow

The Red Bow

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Les Cothurnes

Les Cothurnes

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Trying for Snapshots]

[Trying for Snapshots]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

La Frayeur

La Frayeur

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Variations on the "Elvira" and "Ritrosetta" Dresses]

[Variations on the "Elvira" and "Ritrosetta" Dresses]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Ritrosetta

Ritrosetta

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 spectator... more

La Marquise Mathilde

La Marquise Mathilde

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Béatrix

Béatrix

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Standing at the Prie-Dieu]

[Standing at the Prie-Dieu]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Portrait in a White Dress]

[Portrait in a White Dress]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Costigliole

Costigliole

The Countess is shown here dressed in the latest fashion for the winter season of 1862-3. She wears a coatdress of lilac velvet, edged in red velvet cut into dents and a cloak edged with chinchilla. Her white b... more

Costigliole

Costigliole

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

La Reine d'Étrurie

La Reine d'Étrurie

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Reine d'Etrurie]

[Reine d'Etrurie]

There are ten known poses of the countess dressed as the Queen of Etruria for a costume ball on February 9, 1963. Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

La Reine d'Étrurie

La Reine d'Étrurie

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Ermitage de Passy

Ermitage de Passy

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

La Comtesse de Castiglione en Reine de la Nuit

La Comtesse de Castiglione en Reine de la Nuit

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Duchesse de Morny]

[Duchesse de Morny]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913) , et al

[Anna Murat and Unknown Sitters]

[Anna Murat and Unknown Sitters]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913) , et al

[Marie de Morny]

[Marie de Morny]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913) , et al

[Unknown Sitters]

[Unknown Sitters]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913) , et al

[Duc de Morny Album]

[Duc de Morny Album]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913) , et al

[Pourtalès, Metternich, Grande Duchesse de Mecklemboury, and Unknown Sitter]

[Pourtalès, Metternich, Grande Duchesse de Mecklemboury, and Unknown S...

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913) , et al

[Countess de Castiglione as the Queen of Etruria]

[Countess de Castiglione as the Queen of Etruria]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913) , et al

[Duchesse d'Albe, Unknown Sitter, Duchesse de Morny, and Duc de Morny]

[Duchesse d'Albe, Unknown Sitter, Duchesse de Morny, and Duc de Morny]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913) , et al

[Unknown Sitters]

[Unknown Sitters]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913) , et al

[Unknown Sitter]

[Unknown Sitter]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913) , et al

[Unknown Sitters and Duchesse de Morny]

[Unknown Sitters and Duchesse de Morny]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913) , et al

[Unknown Sitters]

[Unknown Sitters]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913) , et al

[Madame Demidoff and Unknown Sitters]

[Madame Demidoff and Unknown Sitters]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913) , et al

[Comtesse Walewska and Princesse Jaochim Murat]

[Comtesse Walewska and Princesse Jaochim Murat]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913) , et al

Les Chiens

Les Chiens

From the 1870's, when her son Giorgio left home, the coutness lavished her affection on her dogs. She was devastated by the loss of her favorite terrier, Kasino, and asked Pierson to photograph this mise-en-sce... more

Les Chiens

Les Chiens

The countess conceived a sort of mortuary chapel around the little corpse of her favorite dog, Kasino. Among the artificial flowers, photographs, umbrella, dog collar, and widow's hat is a strange note in the c... more

L'Armoire

L'Armoire

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Baisemain

Baisemain

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Torino Aosta

Torino Aosta

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

À la Barre

À la Barre

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Rachel

Rachel

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Coin Noir de la Colonne

Coin Noir de la Colonne

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Ristori

Ristori

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Arrivo

Arrivo

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Madame Douane

Madame Douane

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Au Bureau

Au Bureau

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Le Pé

Le Pé

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione, from Série des Roses]

[Countess de Castiglione, from Série des Roses]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione, from Série des Roses]

[Countess de Castiglione, from Série des Roses]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Ti-fille Brune

Ti-fille Brune

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Le Manteau d'Hermine

Le Manteau d'Hermine

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione]

[Countess de Castiglione]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione]

[Countess de Castiglione]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione]

[Countess de Castiglione]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione]

[Countess de Castiglione]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Ti-fille Brune

Ti-fille Brune

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione, from Série des Roses]

[Countess de Castiglione, from Série des Roses]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione, from Série des Roses]

[Countess de Castiglione, from Série des Roses]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione, from Série des Roses]

[Countess de Castiglione, from Série des Roses]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Roses Compiègne

Roses Compiègne

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione, from Série des Roses]

[Countess de Castiglione, from Série des Roses]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione]

[Countess de Castiglione]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione]

[Countess de Castiglione]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione]

[Countess de Castiglione]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione, from Série des Roses]

[Countess de Castiglione, from Série des Roses]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione, from Série des Roses]

[Countess de Castiglione, from Série des Roses]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione]

[Countess de Castiglione]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione]

[Countess de Castiglione]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione]

[Countess de Castiglione]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

La Mà

La Mà

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione]

[Countess de Castiglione]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione]

[Countess de Castiglione]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Série des Roses

Série des Roses

In the last years of her life, Countess de Castiglione, now a prematurely aged, toothless, and bald recluse, invited her former collaborator Pierre-Louis Pierson, himself over seventy years old, to photograph h... more

[Countess de Castiglione]

[Countess de Castiglione]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione]

[Countess de Castiglione]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione, from Série des Roses]

[Countess de Castiglione, from Série des Roses]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

[Countess de Castiglione, from Série des Roses]

[Countess de Castiglione, from Série des Roses]

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)