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COUNTESS MARIA ALEXANDROVNA MUSIN-PUSHKINA, NÉE URUSOVA, FROM THE MIDDLETON WATERCOLOR ALBUM

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COUNTESS MARIA ALEXANDROVNA MUSIN-PUSHKINA, NÉE URUSOVA, FROM THE MIDDLETON WATERCOLOR ALBUM

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About this object

Maria Musin-Pushkina, née Urusova (1801-1853), was the sister of Sophia Alexandrovna Urusova, who is also featured in the Middleton Album (52.39.29). Maria married Ivan Alexeevich Musin-Pushkin (1783-1836) in 1822. Like her sister, she was close to Alexander Pushkin. After the death of her husband in 1836, she married statesman Prince Alexander Mikhailovich Gorchakov (1798-1883) in 1838.

The oval bust-length portrait presents Countess Mousin-Pushkin facing left, her eyes looking towards the viewer, against a background of blue sky with grey clouds. Her brown ringlets peek out from beneath a white turban decorated with gold fringe and an ornament with three pearl drops. She wears a white dress partly covered by a yellow cashmere shawl.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
COUNTESS MARIA ALEXANDROVNA MUSIN-PUSHKINA, NÉE URUSOVA, FROM THE MIDDLETON WATERCOLOR ALBUM
Made from:
Watercolor on paper
Made in:
Place made unknown
Date made:
1822-1836
Size:
H. 7 in., W. 5 1/4 in.

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
52.39.30
Signature marks:
Inscription Comtesse Moucin Pouschkin, née Princesse Ourousoff Bottom of page In cursive
Credit line:
Museum Purchase, 2004
Featured in publication:
"Hillwood: Thirty Years of Collecting, 1977-2007"