Portrait of Princesse de Broglie is an oil painting produced in 1853 by French painter Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres.
It was likely that Josephine was wearing a cage crinoline due to the extreme spring of the skirt from her waist. The cage was beginning to be worn at that point of time by the very fashionable Josephine and as a French princess one would expect her to be at the forefront of fashion. She also wore a corset and a chemise which allows it to be worn off the shoulders as it has a very wide neckline.
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres was one of the greatest neo classical French artist, excellences in this field painted Portrait of Princesse de Broglie masterpiece toward the end of his life. Pauline de Broglie sat before Ingres for the artist’s final commission. Ingres closely captures the shy reserve nature of his subject while illuminating her many fine attributes and qualities through seamless brushwork and with the use of the finest material quality.