Portrait of Countess C. P. Rostopchina.
1809. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Countess Catherine Rostopchina
wife of Count Fedor Rostopchin, who, being the governor of Moscow in 1812, was behind the idea of setting fire to Moscow when it was occupied by Napoleon, which led to the French leaving the city