1760 Countess Varvara Alekseievna Sheremetieva by Ivan Petrovich Argunov (Ostankino Palace Museum of Serf Art, Moskva)

The Countess Sheremetieva has an arrogant visage as she almost vanishes into her panniers in this 1760 Argunov portrait.

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