Olga's Gallery

Dmitry Levitzky

Portrait of N. S. Borschova.

1776. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note.

Dmitry Levitzky. Portrait of N. S. Borschova.

Borschova, Natalya Semenovna (1758-1843) daughter of Semen Ivanovich Borschov. She studied in the Smolny Institute in 1764-1776, finishing it with a major gold medal, was very good in singing. In 1776 was appointed a maid of honor to Grand Duchess Maria Feodorovna. In 1809 was appointed the Head (Hofmeisteress) of all the Maids of Honor of the Imperial court. She was awarded the Order of St. Catherine. She was married twice; her first husband was K. S. Musin-Pushkin. After his death, she married Major General Baron von der Hoven. She died in St. Petersburg and was buried in the Smolensk cemetery