Sunday, January 18, 2015

Royal Portrait: Portrait of Queen Anna of the Netherlands

Portrait of Queen Anna of the Netherlands,
born Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna of Russia by Timoteo Neff.
From the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts of Yeketerinburg
(Image from

The Grand Duchess Anna was certainly a force to be reckoned with. She was a lover of pomp and ceremony, never forgetting for a moment that she was a Russian grand duchess before she became queen. In this portrait, a middle-aged Anna was a wearing a Russian court dress adorned with rubies and diamonds and a kokoshnik embellished with pearls, rubies and diamonds.


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