• Portrait of Alexandra Botkina

    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    71,5x53 cm

Portrait of Alexandra Botkina

Russia, 1900s

Alexandra Pavlovna Botkina, née Tretyakova (1867–1959) was the daughter of the famous art collector Pavel Tretyakov. She married Sergei Sergeyevich Botkin in 1890 and the couple had two daughters, Alexandra and Anastasia. This painting was attributed to Nikolai Milioti by Yuri Gudymenko in 2007 and exhibited that year in Kazan as a Portrait of an Unknown Woman. The name of the subject was established by Yelena Bakaldina on the basis of documentary sources. This attribution is further confirmed by the many surviving painted, graphic and photographic portraits of Alexandra Botkina. One of her daughters, Anastasia, was married to Feodor Feodorovich Notgaft (Friedrich Notthaft) and it is from that family that the Hermitage portrait comes. The archival document cited by Yelena Bakaldina gives not only the name of the subject but also the artist, confirming the previously accepted attribution.

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Portrait of Alexandra Botkina

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Technique:

oil

Dimensions:

71,5x53 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1943; handed over from the District Financial Department; formerly in the collection of F.F. Notthaft

Inventory Number:

ЭРЖ-2087

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