1759 Catherina Golitsyna by Louis Michel van Loo (State Pushkin Museum - Moskva, Russia)

Her genealogical sketch is here. She married Russian diplomat Dmitry Mikhailovich Golitsyn. Her Russian-language Wikipedia article notes that they left Russia for France in 1757, and that she spent part of her childhood in Paris. She was a sensation in Paris. She died childless before her husband became Russian ambassador to Vienna.

I did not keep a record of acquiring this image which was first posted here as is on 30 June 2010 and likely posted on an antecedent Web site in the 2000s.

1759 Catherina Golitsyna by Louis Michel van Loo (State Pushkin Museum - Moskva, Russia)

Catherine Golitsnya wears French-inspired fashion in this 1759 van Loo portrait. She wears an order bow with what looks like a portrait of Tsaritsa Elisabeth - with a black ribbon. The Tsaritsa died in 1759.

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