She is presumably a member of the Russian Obolensky family.
From Wikimedia; spots removed throughout image with Photoshop by gogm.
Her headdress has what appears to be a brush emerging from a bow in the front. This ornament appears in other portraits and is called a feathered headdress. If made like a paint brush, it would actually be a "hair" ornament.
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Jun 21, 2012 11:16 PM
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