Louis Caravacque, a French master invited to Russia, soon achieved great fame and the position of a court painter. He worked in Russia for many years and painted portraits of all Russian monarchs from Peter to Eli covenants.
His hand belongs to the famous ceremonial portrait of Anna Ioannovna in the coronation dress, which served as a model for other works of this genre. In the portrait, not only the external appearance of the empress – a woman of a mighty build, depicted in a solemn and majestic pose, but also her superstitious and suspicious nature, has been transferred.
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