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Portrait of Ye. A. Teleshova.
1828. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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