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PORTRAIT OF EMPRESS ANNA IOANNOVNA

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PORTRAIT OF EMPRESS ANNA IOANNOVNA

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

On the small oval medallion is a bust-length portrait of the Empress Anna Ioannovna (r. 1730-1740). She wears the blue sash of the Order of St. Andrew First Crowned over a dress made of green silk richly brocaded with gilt thread and trimmed with lace. On her head is the small Imperial crown and her dark hair is arranged into two coils which fall over her shoulders. The background is blue gray. The reverse is pale blue enamel.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
PORTRAIT OF EMPRESS ANNA IOANNOVNA
Made from:
Enamel on copper
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
ca. 1730-1740
Size:
4 × 3.3 cm (1 9/16 × 1 5/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
53.14
Class:
MINIATURE
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Hillwood Museum & Gardens: Marjorie Merriweather Post's Art Collector's Personal Museum","Russian Enamels: Kievan Rus to Fabergé","A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum"