Art and Faith

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Konstantin Makovsky. A Portrait of Princess Zinaida Yusupova in Old Russian Dress. no date (1900s?)

Filed under: early modern,fine art,historical,human study,portrait,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

A Portrait of Princess Zinaida Yusupova in Old Russian Dress (Konstantin Makovsky, no date (1900s?))

Many members of the Russian aristocracy had their portraits painted in Old Russian garb. It was a fad, started in the reign of Tsar Aleksandr Nikolaevich (1881-94).

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