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Countess Alexander Nikolaevitch Lamsdorff (Maria Ivanovna Beck, 1835–1866)  1859

by Franz Xaver Winterhalter

Although trained in Germany, Winterhalter spent most of his adult life in Paris, where he became a favorite portraitist of European aristocrats. In 1841 alone, his sitters included the king and queen of Belgium; King Louis-Philippe of France; and Queen Maria Cristina of Spain. The following year, he added Marie-Amélie, queen of France, and Queen Victoria and Prince Albert ...
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art