Portrait e. N. Arsenyeva

The artist is Borovikovsky

The portrait is distinguished by high picturesque qualities: clear plasticity of the form, exquisite picturesqueness, well -developed air atmosphere. In a white dress, with a pearl bracelet and an apple, the daughter of a combat general – cheerful and flirty Ekaterina Arsenyeva, nicknamed the researchers, is depicted in his hand "Russian Venus with a snub -face face". The portrait belongs to the series "sentimental" female portraits of the 1790s.

Ekaterina Nikolaevna Arsenyeva (1778-?)-the eldest daughter of Major General. D. Arsenyev, participant in the storm of Izmail, chief of staff a. AT. Suvorov, and his wife in. And. Ushakova. It was brought up in the educational society of noble girls at the Smolny Monastery in St. Petersburg. November 23, 1796, granted the maids of honor of Empress Maria Fedorovna. From November 4, 1800, married to the actual state adviser to. F. Kozlov. The Russian Museum. From the icon to the present. 2005. With. 97.

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