Countess Natalia von Buxhoevden by Vladimir Borovikovsky (Museum of the Order of St. John - London, UK)

Her genealogical sketch was astounding. Her mother was Catherine the Great and her father was Gregori Orlov. She had a brother and a sister, Elizaveta Aleksandrovna. She also had a half brother, Tsar Paul, and two half sisters. Another article asserts she had one full sibling, Alexeï Grigorievich Bobrinsky, but specifies they had the same parents.

Countess Natalia von Buxhoevden by Vladimir Borovikovsky (Museum of the Order of St. John - London, UK) From pinterest.com/annesaisuwan/elegant-portraits/ X 1.25

Natalia’s hat has a lace crown, ruched rim, and flowers held by a strap. The neckline is popular in the Napoléonic era. This is an early appearance of dual upper puffed sleeves.

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