Maria Fedorovna by circle of Augustin Christian Ritt (Leon Wilnitsky)

Maria Feodorovna wears a Directoire-style dress that is basically some cloth wrapped around the trunk tied with something just below the bust. But she wears a pouffy, and powdered, wig in this portrait by Ritt's group.

Keywords:  Ritt, Maria Feodorovna (1759-1828), Duchess, Tsaritsa, Württemburg family, Romanov family, Russian, long curly coiffure, ribbon headdress, cap, vee neckline, criss-cross bodice, long tight sleeves, belt, bows, Empire waistline, close skirt, brooch

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