Olga's Gallery

Dmitry Levitzky


Portrait of Countess A. S. Protasova.

1790s. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note.

Dmitry Levitzky. Portrait of Countess A. S. Protasova.

Protasova, Anna Stepanovna (1745-1826) - daughter of Senator Stepan Feodorovich Protasov and Anisya Nikitishna, née Orlova. Maid-of-honor to Catherine II; in 1785, she became lady-in-waiting. She was a favorite of Catherine II and accompanied her on all her trips and journeys. In 1801, she was granted the title of Countess and remained lady-in-waiting to the Empress Maria Feodorovna. She died in St. Petersburg in 1826.
See Dmitry Levitzky. Portrait of Countess A. S. Protasova. Portrait of Countess A. S. Protasova.
also: Angelica Kauffman. Portrait of Princess A. S. Protasova with Her Nieces.
In the latter picture, she is with her nieces, daughters of her brother P. S. Protasov; in the future, they would become Countess Rostopchina, Princess Golytsyna, Countess Tolstaya, Princess Vasilchikova and Countess Protasova. Protasova wears a medallion with a portrait of Catherine II, given to her as a gift by the tzarina