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1896 Photogravure Louise Lorraine Ruff Costume Crown Dress Portrait Queen XEPA7

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This is an original 1896 monochrome photogravure of Louise de Lorraine. She was unloved as a child, which prompted her to grow into a calm, sedated adult. Henry III of France was attracted to her while visiting her cousin, and soon asked for her hand. They had a cute marriage, continually in each other's company. Unfortunately, their union produced no heirs. This did put some pressure on their relationship, not enough for a divorce or separation despite rumors. Tragically, Henry was assassinated, leaving a depressed Louise to wander the corridors of the Chenonceau Château in the traditional white mourning garb of queens. As a result, she was often referred to as the White Queen.


This 115+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Photogravure; Monochrome
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4 x 5.25 inches; 10 x 13 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Fashion, Cross, Collar