Masterfully portrait miniature of Elena Pavlovna (1784-1803), Grand Duchess of Russia, the daughter of Russian tsar Paul I. It was executed on ivory around 1800 by a representative of Russian school in the style of famous miniaturist Augustin Ritt (1765-St.Petersburg-1799).Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia, Hereditary Princess of Mecklenburg ( 24 December 1784 St.Petersburg - 24 September 1803 Ludwigslust) was a daughter of Grand Duke, later Tsar Paul I of Russia and his second wife Sophie Dorothea of WUerttemberg. After marrying the son and heir of the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin she ceased to use her Russian title.
Inscription: signed with monogram, unreadable, lower right, on the reverse of original leather cover - antique inscription in German: Großfürstin Pavlovna ..
Technique: gouache on ivory. Antique bronze frame.
Measurements: unframed w 2 7/8" x h 3 3/8" x (6,2 x 8,5 cm); framed w 2 7/8" x h 3 1/2" ( 6,7 x 9 cm ).
Condition: in good condition