(b. 1837, Lille, d. 1917, Paris)

Portrait of Anna Alexandrovna Obolenskaya

Oil on canvas, 120 x 78 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Carolus-Duran, a fashionable society portraitist, arrived in Russia in 1876 at the invitation of Alexander Polovtsov, a senator and secretary of state under Alexander III. While there, he painted several family members, including Polovtsov's daughter Anna, who married Prince Alexei Obolensky, a high-ranking state official.

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