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PORTRAIT OF MARIA FEDOROVNA

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PORTRAIT OF MARIA FEDOROVNA

Made by: Elionor Carr Zimmerman

Currently in storage


About this object

Half length portrait of Empress Maria Fedorovna, wife of Emperor Paul I (r. 1796-1801). She is facing three quarters to the right and looking to the right. Her hair is partially powdered and she wears a small, diadem-like crown with a plume in her hair. She is wearing a white blouse with lace and a blue dress with a pinkish bodice. On her left breast are the stars of the orders of St. Andrew and St. Catherine with the ribbons of the two orders across her breast. Around her neck is a chain with a pendant set with her own cameo of Catherine the Great in the guise of a helmeted Minerva.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
PORTRAIT OF MARIA FEDOROVNA
Made from:
Watercolor on ivory
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
ca. 1910
Size:
13.2 × 11.8 cm (5 3/16 × 4 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
53.22
Class:
MINIATURE
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE Zimmerman Front, lower left, in red.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973