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  • Portrait of Countess Ekaterina Shuvalova

    Artist:
    Greuze, Jean-Baptiste. 1725-1805
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    60x50 cm

Greuze, Jean-Baptiste. 1725-1805

Portrait of Countess Ekaterina Shuvalova

France, 1770s

Ekaterina Shuvalova, nee Saltykova (1743-1817), was the wife of Count Andrey Shuvalov. This portrait, like its pendant portrait of her husband (now in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow), was painted by Greuze while the couple were in Paris, sometime between 1776 and 1781. The soft contour of the oval format of the painting repeats the soft oval of the face and at the same time determines the majestic structure of the portrait. The colouring is typical for the artist, a combination of green, olive and brown tones, with a touch of bright blue in the ribbon in the hair.

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Portrait of Countess Ekaterina Shuvalova

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oil

Dimensions:

60x50 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1925; handed over from the Shuvalovs' collection

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-5726

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