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Born: Pierre-Louis Pierson 
Dates:  1822 - 1913
Born:  France
Active:  France
 
  
Best remembered for a series of over 400 portraits he took of The Countess da Castiglione (1837-1899). The Italian Countess da Castiglione was seemingly obsessed by her own beauty and during three periods of her life (1856-1857, 1861-1867 and 1893-1895) she was intensively photographed by Pierson in a wide variety of costumes from the finest Parisian couture houses of Worth and Pingat. Some of the photographs were hand-painted creating fanciful renditions of her as "Ermitage de Passy" [The Hermit of Passy] (1863) or "La Reine d'Etrurie" [The Queen of Etruria] (1863-1867).

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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
 

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• Naef, Weston 1995 The J. Paul Getty Museum - Handbook of the Photographic Collection (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum) p.59 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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