ELIZABETH of WITTELSBACH , Empress of Austria (1837-1898) -- "Sissi"
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(above left) 1885: A very young Sissi
(below) Carte de Visiteof 'Sissi', showing her magnificent waist
(Black lines are
attempts at retouching this original photograph)
"A picture of the Austrian Emperor Franz Josef and his wife, the famous Empress Elizabeth, better known as 'Sissi.' Of course it is exaggerated - look at his figure! - but she is a splendid sight none the less. It is said to have been painted soon after their marriage."
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