ca. 1746 Johanna Elizabeth of Holstein-Gottorp by Antoine Pesne (Hermitage)

Her Wikipedia article is here.


A sharp-eyed Princess Johanna looks at the viewer as she wears a dress with scoop neckline, full engageantes, and dazzling diamonds.

Keywords:  1746, Pesne, Johanna of Anhalt-Zerbst, Princess, Ascania family, Holstein Gottorp family, Romanov family, Princess, Russian, straight coiffure, off shoulder scoop neckline, modesty piece-bertha, lace, elbow length close sleeves, forward-back flared engageantes, vee waistline, panniers, order sash, order star, jeweled bodice ornament

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