Portrait of Countess Maria Hilarionovna Worontsov-Dachkova (1919). Nikolai Bekker (Russian, b.1877). Oil on canvas laid down on board.
Maria Hilarionovna Worontsov-Dachkova was the grand-daughter of the last Viceroy of the Caucasus. In 1922 she married Prince Nikita Alexandrovich of Russia. Nikolai Bekker was not an internationally renowned artist but he enjoyed popularity among the aristocratic society of St Petersburg for his refined portraits.
Armed Chair Reading … c.1922
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