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Female portrait (Portrait of a lady-in-waiting)

Museum-Reserve of A.S Pushkin

Museum-Reserve of A.S Pushkin

A half-length portrait of a woman on a neutral background, facing forward, with her head turned slightly to the left. The lady is wearing a light brocade dress with a low neckline, hoop skirt, and corset, embellished with embroidery and lace. On the left side of her chest is lady-in-waiting’s bow with a monogram indicating her status. Behind her is a red cape or cloak.
The portrait was professionally made (though it seems to be unfinished), and is of great interest, especially since German portraiture of the 1830s is poorly represented in museum collections in our country.
In its iconography, the portrait is similar to a portrait of the young Catherine II, painted by an unknown artist and kept in the Tropinin Museum, and other portraits by Moscow artists of the time.

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