The image has extensive cracking, visible to the left of her head, revealed by detail-enhancement that also shows she wears a dark or black close-fitting hat.
Maria Kikina wears a post-Napoleonic coat and a hat with feathers and a band of lace to frame her face in this 1821-1822 Brullov portrait. Her French sleeves are a retro element - a "blast from the past."
Keywords: 1821, Brullov, Maria Kikina, Princess, Russian, curly coiffure, feathered hat, lace, neck ruff, coat, collar, buttons, French sleeves, cuffs, Empire low waistline, close skirt
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