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Virginia Oldoini Countess of Castiglione Antique Photograph Collage Cameo Cabochon

Virginia Oldoini Countess of Castiglione Antique Photograph Collage Cameo Cabochon

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Virginia Oldoini was quite the eccentric and gothic woman. She was a huge integral part of early photography, often staging and styling her own portraiture for her collaborations with photographers and artists. "Her meeting with Pierre-Louis Pierson led to a collaboration that would produce more than 400 portraits concentrated into three distinct periods—her triumphal entry into French society, 1856–57; her reentry into Parisian life, from 1861 to 1867; and toward the end of her life, from 1893 to 1895." She was a socialite and even seduced Napoleon and became his mistress! I highly suggest reading up on her and checking out the incredible portraiture and overpaintings she had done. The Countess da Castiglione | Essay | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History (metmuseum.org)

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This is a cameo / cabochon made using glass and a high quality professional photo print. The back is sealed and ready to glue into your favorite setting!

Available in these sizes:

40x30mm

35x25mm

30x22mm

30x20mm

25x18mm

20x15mm

18x13mm

14x10mm

10x8mm

As these items are handmade, there may be very minor flaws, but each piece will be beautiful and lovingly created! We strive for excellence in our work.