1835 Court Lady by Pimen Nikitich Orlov (Hermitage)

Orlov portrays an unidentified member of the Russian court in a large kokoshnik and spectacular dress. Her blue over-garment is opened to reveal her sleeves in a manner akin to the slashed and hanging sleeves of Renaissance dress more than typical Russian sleeves.

Keywords:  1835, Orlov, Russiam, straight coiffure, jeweled kokoshnik, off shoulder bateau neckline, modesty piece, hanging sleeves, elbow length puffed sleeves, waist band, natural waistline, full skirt, necklace, earrings

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