1776 Ekaterina Ivanovna Molchanov by Dmitry Grigoryevich Levitsky (location ?)

The Alexander Palace Time Machine Discussion Forum had this posted to forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=387178f5bcf11d931fcff34063ecbd3a&topic=260.0;nowap by Nick_Nicholson on 27 April 2004 about her, "Molchanova, Ekatherina Ivanovna  (1758-1809), daughter of collegiate councillor Ivan Yakovlevich Molchanov. In 1764-1776 studied in Smolny Institute, which finished with major gold medal. In 1776, was appointed a maid of honor to Grand Duchess Maria Feodorovna, then to Catherine II. In 1780, married S. A. Olsufyev, later general-major.”

From to-world-travel.ru/rest/русский-музей-екатерина/. Color adjustments made to make the dress whiter.

1776 Ekaterina Ivanovna Molchanov by Dmitry Grigoryevich Levitsky (location ?) From to-world-travel.ru/rest/русский-музей-екатерина/.jpeg

Lady Ekaterina wears a silk or satin dress edged with ruching while seated by what looks like laboratory apparatus. Or is it an espresso making machine?

Keywords:  1776, Levitsky - Dmitry, Ekaterina Ivanovna Molchanov, Molchanov family, Olsufiev family, Russian, Smolny Institute, curly coiffure, fichu, vee neckline, fitted bodice, scoop neckline, elbow length close sleeves, ruched cuffs, revers, panniers, under-skirt, shoes

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