1776-1777 S. M. Obolensky by Alexander Roslin (location unknown to gogm)

She is presumably a member of the Russian Obolensky family.

From Wikimedia; spots removed throughout image with Photoshop by gogm. The image was reposted on 12 June 2014 after being resized to 40 cm high at 28.35 pixels/cm.

1776-1777 S. M. Obolensky by Alexander Roslin (location unknown to gogm) resized

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.

Keywords:  1776, Roslin, Obolensky family, Russian, high straight coiffure, feathered ribbon headdress, square neckline, modesty piece-bertha, bows, revers, close sleeves, forward-back flared engageantes, train, neck band


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