Olga's Gallery

Dmitry Levitzky

Portrait of E. I. Molchanova.

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

Dmitry Levitzky. Portrait of E. I. Molchanova.

Molchanova, Ekatherina Ivanovna (1758-1809), daughter of Collegiate Councillor Ivan Yakovlevich Molchanov. She studied in the Smolny Institute between 1764 and 1776, graduating with a major gold medal. In 1776, she was appointed maid of honor to Grand Duchess Maria Feodorovna, then to Catherine II. In 1780, she married S. A. Olsufyev, later Major General