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Amazing Century Photos of Countess Virginie de Castiglione by Pierre Louis Pierson

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. The Countess was known for her beauty and her flamboyant entrances in elaborate dress at the imperial court.

Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione, La Castigione, Mistress of Napoleon III of France

Pierre Louis Pierson, “La Reine d’Etrurie”, Portrait of Comtesse de Castiglione, 1863-1867

Pierre Louis Pierson, “La Reine d’Etrurie”, Portrait of Comtesse de Castiglione,

La Comtesse de Castiglione.  1837-1899. Pierson, Pierre-Louis. Rachel, September 1, 1893. During hear younger years, the Countess was known for her beauty and her flamboyant entrances in elaborate dress at the imperial court.

Rachel, September During hear younger years, the Countess was known for her beauty and her flamboyant entrances in elaborate dress at the imperial court.

La Countess de Castiglione

The countess spent her fortune on elaborate dress - Countess De Castiglione

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Pierre Louis Pierson,"Les yeux mirés", Portrait of Comtesse de Castiglione,

Comtesse de Castiglione

The Italian Virginia Oldoini weds the Comte de Castiglione and is sent in 1856 in Paris to help defend the cause of Italy, in the likes of .

Contessa di Castiglione

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