Oil on canvas
81,5 x 62,5
State Russian Museum
Princess Ekaterina Lobanova-Rostovskaya is depicted in a red mantel trimmed with ermine. She was described by a contemporary as “not knowing pride, affectionate, polite, kind to one and all, charitable, received an excellent education and had a merry disposition, which did not change even in venerable old age.” Princess Ekaterina Alexandrovna Lobanova-Rostovskaya (1735–1802): Daughter of Prince Alexander Kurakin.
Argunov, Ivan Petrovich
1771, St Petersburg - After 1829
Painter, portraitist. Studied art under his father Ivan Argunov, a Sheremetyev serf artist. Copied the paintings of West European artists in the Imperial Hermitage. Freed from serfdom (1816). Made an academician (1818) for his portrait of Pavel Runich (1817). Painted miniature portraits.