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  • Portrait of Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna

    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    63x53 cm

Portrait of Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna

Russia, 1824

Grand Duchess Yelena Pavlovna (1806–1873) was Princess Charlotte of Württemberg until she converted to Orthodoxy before her marriage. In Russia she became a stateswoman and public figure, a supporter of the abolition of serfdom and great liberal reforms. The Hermitage portrait was painted in the year of her wedding to Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich and became the chief iconographic source for numerous depictions of her in miniatures and engravings. Actually, it was thanks to those works that Zoya Perskevich recognized the subject of the portrait, described in the inventory simply as “a young woman”, as Grand Duchess Yelena Pavlovna.

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Portrait of Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna

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oil

Dimensions:

63x53 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1946; transferred from the Museum of the Ethnography of the Peoples of the USSR

Inventory Number:

ЭРЖ-1168

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