Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione (1837 – 1899), better known as La Castiglione, was an 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.
With a face that tells thousands of stories. This unknown woman was photographed in the Philippines by a Dutch photographer Francisco Van Camp in 1875. The photograph's inscription describes her as an ethnic Chinese mestizo. Fresh haired and all her flowing wildly, this black and white portrait is worlds away from the Victorian photography we normally see. What a beauty!
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