27 November 2007
RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1770/75
Countess Anna Rodionovna Chernysheva (1745-1830), in green dress with white fichu, black choker, powdered upswept hair, wearing the breast-star of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Catherine and the badge of a lady-in-waiting to the Empress on a blue bow
bearing signature 'L. E. Vige LeBrun' (lower right)
oval, 1 1/8 in. (28 mm.) high, gilt-bronze frame
Collection of Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov (1859-1919), in 1909.
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Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov, Russkie portrety [...], St. Petersburg, 1905-1909, V, no. 52, illustrated.
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