27 November 2007
RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1790
Princess Nadezhda Ivanovna Golitsyna (1739-1811), in white dress with frilled lace collar tied with a blue bow, dark blue surcoat with frilled collar tied with a blue bow, a blue ribbon in her lace cap on her powdered hair
signed with initials 'E.F.' (mid-right)
2½ in. (63 mm.) diam., gilt-metal frame with bow and ribbon surmount
Collection of Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov (1859-1919), in 1906.
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Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov, Russkie portrety [...], St. Petersburg, 1905-1909, II, no. 95, illustrated.
Née Vikhliaeva, the wife of Prince Ivan Fedorovich Golitsyn (1731-97), she was married previously to Vasilii Nikitich Grushetskii.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately