1857 Countess Lina Muraviova, née Princess Gagarina by Franz Xavier Winterhalter (Uffizi)

The Gagarins were one of the aristocratic families of Tsarist Russia. I have no idea whether Soviet-era cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to orbit the earth, came from the same family. This particular Winterhalter portrait is not often found on the Internet.

Yuri Gagarin arrives in Moscow to Kruschev greeting

Countess Muraviova appears to be wearing a diaphinous jacket over a bodice with an off shoulder vee neckline in this 1857 Winterhalter.

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