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