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  • Portrait of the Maid-of-Honour Anna Okulkova(?)

    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    79x64,5 cm

Portrait of the Maid-of-Honour Anna Okulkova(?)

Russia, 1837

Anna Alexeyevna Okulova (1794–1861) was born into an old Muscovite family, the eldest of five daughters of Alexei Matveyevich Okulov and his wife Praskovya Semionovna. With the support of Nicholas I, in 1836 she was given the post of tutoress to his daughter, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolayevna, and appointed a maid-of-honour. On 26 August 1837, Anna Alexeyevna was granted the title maid of the bedchamber. After Olga Nikolayevna married in 1846, Anna Alexeyevna was awarded the Order of St Catherine Small Cross. She lived out her days as a maid-of-honour in the Winter Palace. She is depicted here wearing a blue maid-of-honour’s dress with silver embroidery as was appropriate for a tutoress of one of the grand duchesses.

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Portrait of the Maid-of-Honour Anna Okulkova(?)

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oil

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79x64,5 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1946; transferred from the Museum of Ethnography of the Peoples of the USSR; formerly in the collection of I.D. Orlov

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ЭРЖ-1293

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