ca. 1829 Countess Tolstoy by Alexander Bryullov (location ?)

An 1830 portrait, this image, naming the sitter as Elisabeth Alexeevna Tolstoy was posted first, while I found this listed only as Countess Tolstoy, but the faces match.

I can find nothing about her. According to this Wikipedia article, her husband fought in the Napoléonic wars, losing a hand and suffering other wounds. After the wars he left Russia to spend his time in Italy and Switzerland. The article continues, "Count Osterman-Tolstoy was married to Princess Elisabeth Alexeevna Galitzine (1779–1853) from 1799; they had no children. He had foreign mistresses and a lot of illegitimate children. There is an engraving, published in Pisa in 1827, on which Count Osterman-Tolstoy is depicted sitting beside a pram with a sleeping baby and two older children playing nearby; the inscription says, ‘Je me flatte que c’est les derniers faries (sic). A 55 ans il est temps de faire la clôture.’ (I flatter myself with the thought that it’s my last extravagancy. At the age of 55 one must stop).”

From liveinternet.ru/users/2010239/post179445331. Also posted to the Russian Style in the French Revolutionary Era Album here.

ca. 1829 Countess Tolstoy by  Alexander Bryullov  (location ?) From liveinternet.ru/users/2010239/post179445331

The Countess sports a coiffure that resembles the key of a wind-up toy while wearing a dress with a sawtooth bertha. Fashion plates of the era, like this one, emphasized the broad shoulders.

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