19 November 2009

Countess with Advanced Eyewear Style, 1947

Portrait of Countess Ludovica Gaetani d'Aragona wearing straw hat with veil outdoors at a Golf Club in Rome, 1947.

A countess is the wife of a nobleman in European countries. The word count came into English from the French comte, itself from Latin comes—in its accusative comitem—meaning "companion", and later "companion of the emperor, delegate of the emperor".