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Countess Ekaterina Vasilievna Skavronskaya

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun French

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As Vigée Le Brun recalled Countess Skavronskaya (1761–1829): “She was utterly idle all day, she had no education, and her conversation was quite empty. But in spite of all that, thanks to her lovely face and her angelic sweetness, she had an incomparable charm.” In this splendid portrait, the sitter gazes at an oval case that must have contained a miniature portrait of her husband.

Countess Ekaterina Vasilievna Skavronskaya, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, Paris 1755–1842 Paris), Oil on canvas

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