This painting was executed by an (yet anonymous) artist, who worked at the St. Petersburg court of Peter I (the Great). Her other, widely known portrait at the age of 19 was made by Ivan Nikitin (see photos) in 1714; today, it can be viewed at the Russian Museum in St.
So far, there is no knowledge of any other portraits of Tsarevna.. Tsarevna Praskovya Ivanovna spent her childhood in Izmailovo by Moscow. Same as her sisters, she was schooled in reading, writing and other disciplines. Her upbringing was entrusted to the German tutors, who in those times were considered to be the best.
Despite all that, Tsar Peter's youngest niece was not showing great capacity for learning. In fact, she was referred to as "feisty and small-minded". Yet, at the same time, Holstein Kammer-Junker Berchholz wrote about her in his diary: "She is a brunette and a rather good looking one". Similarly, Lady Rondo, who had seen Tsarevna briefly before her death, noted that, in spite of ill health, she was "just the same beautiful".
Polovtsov wrote: "Remaining for many years her stern mother's ever-present companion, Tsarevna had grown accustomed to being regarded as a slave to her wishes and, as a result, lost whatever personal autonomy she possessed". Upon her mother's death, Tsarevna Praskovya Ivanovna was approaching the age of 30. She was also left in charge of division of her mother's assets and estates and, subsequently, their management. During the short reign of Peter II, Tsarevna Praskovya Ivanovna saw the establishment of her own, personal "court". She was also state-aided with considerable subsidies.In 1728, she was conferred a house in Moscow. After her sister's accession to the throne, Prascovia Ioannovna's financial standing became even better. Their son was born in October of 1724 and died in ca.
Dmitriev-Mamonov passed away in 1730. Prascovia Ioannovna outlived him by only one and a half years. She died on the 8th of October 1731 and was buried at (demolished in 1929) Voznesenski Convent in Kremlin.In this portrait, Tsarevna Praskovya Ivanovna appears to be several years older than in the aforementioned 1714 portrait by Nikitin. While she is dressed and hair-styled in a similar manner, it is not a counter-argument questioning her identity. On the contrary, this fashion remained in Russia up to the late 1720s see our last photo for 1828 portrait of Princess A. Condition: good for its age; cleaned and lined in order to reinforce margins. 40,7x32,7cm/16,0x12,9in FRAMED: 53,0x45,0cm/20,9x17,7in. Object Type: Framed oil painting. PLEASE NOTE: We are NOT professional packers! This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "boris_wilnitsky_fine_arts" and is located in this country: AT. This item can be shipped worldwide.