1790s Maria Feodorovna by Augustin Ritt (Boris Wilnitsky)

The casual fashion emphasizing drapery seen in many British portraits apparently made it to Russia judging by this Ritt portrait of Maria Feodorovna.

Keywords:  Ritt, Maria Feodorovna (1759-1828), Duchess, Tsaritsa, Württemburg family, Romanov family, Russian, long bouffant curly coiffure, cap, floral headdress, vee neckline, criss-cross bodice, long close sleeves, waist band, natural waistline, close skirt, necklace, wrap

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