Princess Ekaterina Shuvalova, mother of Princess Dietrichstein from portrait by V. Camuccini

Birthe Rydeng offered this comment, "Fom my uncle Vagn Rydeng I inherited a painting which seems to have been the model for the drawing that you are showing where countess Shuvalova is seen also with the Catherine the great order on the sidetable. Vincenzo Camuccini painted this as a "bozetto" (as I understand it: a first edition to show to the client). The final order seems to be the work that is now at the Hermitage and is exactly as your painting and without side table + order. Apparently the Hermitage painting was a result of the soviet state taking possession of private art collections - in this case from the Shuvalov Palace in St. Petersburg in 1925.

The bozetto was sold at auction house Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen a few years ago."

An image of her daughter appears in another album of this Site here.

Posted to the Alexander Palace Time Machine Discussion Forum by chomodeo on 15 December 2008.

Ekaterina looks tired in this print as she wears a Napoléonic-style dress with a scoop neckline filled in with a partlet beneath a wide fraise.

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