1882 Varvara Miatleva, née Bibikova by Albert Edelfelt (State Pushkin Museum - Moskva Russia)

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1882 Varvara Miatleva, née Bibikova by Albert Edelfelt (State Pushkin Museum - Moskva Russia) From www.bigart-gallery.ru:Varvara Miatleva by Albert Edelfelt-pictures-497-93015.html#.UI9c1Y4QZ64

Varvara Miatleva's bustle is small enough to tuck under her skirt in this 1882 Edelfelt portrait painted in St. Petersburg in 1882 (see signature at lower left). Her neck is completely covered by her ruff that may have a vee shape if she was portrayed from the front.

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