La Divine Comtesse: Photographs of the Countess de Castiglione (Metropolitan Museum of Art Series)
The legendary Countess de Castiglione, embodiment of the Second Empire in France, dedicated her life to a cult of personal beauty. At her death she left more than 400 extraordinary photographs of herself, commemorating the significant moments of her life as she re-created them for the camera. This volume presents a selection of the portraits gathered from public and private collections and places them in the context of a dazzling epoch.This book is the catalogue for an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from 18 September to 31 December 2000.
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