This portrait shows the future Tsaritsa Maria Feodorovna; there are obvious reasons to believe this is from mid-decade. She wears no orders or decorations, suggesting she was not yet a Romanov. She married when she was about 17, in 1776.
Keywords: Maria Feodorovna (1759-1828), Duchess, Tsaritsa, Württemburg family, Romanov family, German, high straight coiffure, scoop neckline, modesty piece, lace, bertha, bows, revers, stomacher, elbow length close sleeves, forward-back flared engageantes, vee waistline, full skirt
Jul 23, 2010, 1:08 PM
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