In the double portrait of Louis Karavak’s brush, the daughters of Peter I and Catherine I – nine-year-old Anna and eight-year-old Elizabeth – appear before us. They are represented in the image of adult women posing for the artist.
Elizaveta Petrovna is holding a flower over the head of her elder sister, who in her turn is holding a basket of flowers on her knees. And although the color spots here are large, powerful, vivid, inherent in Russian painting, elegance and graceful movements, gesture gestures, theatricalization of the image in general are typical for Western European art.
The eldest same princess [Anna] poured a portrait of the king-father, too economical for princesses and wants to know about everything. “