1776 Ekaterina Ivanovna Molchanov by Dmitry Grigoryevich Levitsky (location ?)

The Alexander Palace Time Machine Discussion Forum had this posted to forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=387178f5bcf11d931fcff34063ecbd3a&topic=260.0;nowap by Nick_Nicholson on 27 April 2004 about her, "Molchanova, Ekatherina Ivanovna  (1758-1809), daughter of collegiate councillor Ivan Yakovlevich Molchanov. In 1764-1776 studied in Smolny Institute, which finished with major gold medal. In 1776, was appointed a maid of honor to Grand Duchess Maria Feodorovna, then to Catherine II. In 1780, married S. A. Olsufyev, later general-major.”

From to-world-travel.ru/rest/русский-музей-екатерина/. Color adjustments made to make the dress whiter. Also posted to the Russian Style from 1715 to 1789 Album here.

1776 Ekaterina Ivanovna Molchanov by Dmitry Grigoryevich Levitsky (location ?) From to-world-travel.ru/rest/русский-музей-екатерина/.jpeg

Lady Ekaterina wears a silk or satin dress edged with ruching while seated by what looks like laboratory apparatus. Or is it an espresso making machine?

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