Olga's Gallery

Orest Kiprensky

Portrait of Ye. A. Teleshova.

1828. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note.

Orest Kiprensky. Portrait of Ye. A. Teleshova.

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)