1828. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note.
Yekaterina Alexandrovna Teleshova (sometimes anglicized as Catherine Teleshova), (1805-1850) famous ballet-dancer of her time. After 1827, was appointed a court dancer. She was mistress of prince Afanasiy Fedorovich Shishmarev and gave birth to his 5 sons and daughter. All their children had the name of Teleshov. (Brulloff painted her in Italian Woman by a Fountain)