Most people know about the beautiful painting by

Franz Xavier Winterhalter  of Empress Elisabeth.


I tried to be true to the portrait and sculpted her from polymer clay without the use of molds.

She is  5,5 inches high.


Here she is with an image of the  painting.

Her dress is made of fine silk gauze.
The gold stars are applied by hand.


her shoes

Her elegant shoes are made of leather. She wears silk tulle stockings.

Sissi with the painting