Portrait of Anna Ioannovna

The artist is unknown

Anna Ioannovna (January 28 / February 7, 1693, Izmailovo − October 17/28, 1740, St. Petersburg) − The Russian empress from the Romanov dynasty, the second daughter of Tsar Ivan V (brother and co -rule of Tsar Peter I) and Queen Praskovya Fedorovna (Saltykova). Married in 1710 for the Duke of Courland Friedrich Wilhelm; Vedovev 4 months after the wedding, remained in Courland. After the death of Peter II, she was invited in 1730 to the Russian throne by the Supreme Secret Council as a monarch with limited powers in favor of the aristocratic elite − “Supreme”, but with the support of the nobles took all the power, dismissing the Supreme Privy Council. Anna’s reign time later received the name “Bironism/Bironchina” named Her Favorite Ernst Johann Biron, who had unlimited power. Reigned from February 15, 1730 to 17/28 October 1740. The 400th anniversary of the Romanov house. SPb, 2013. With. 110.

A large coronation portrait of the monarch, made by the court artist, as a rule, served as the basis for numerous copies or fragmented repetitions necessary for various present places. Coronation portrait of Empress Anna Ioannovna, written by l. Caravakom, now in the GTG (1730, No. 25551), has become a model for the waist version of the timing. Technological signs allow dating the portrait of the 1740s, that is, the reign of Anna Ioannovna. In the cat. 1980 (p. 369. No. 6589): The second quarter of the XVIII in. Type l. Caravaka. Svetlana Moiseeva. Unknown artist. SPb, 2012. With. 46.

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