Portrait Of An Unknown Woman by Dmitry Grigorievich Levitsky
Portrait Of An Unknown Woman by Dmitry Grigorievich Levitsky

Portrait Of An Unknown Woman c1784 by Russian Painter Dmitry Grigorievich Levitsky (1735 – 1822) Imperial Artist and Portrait Painter of the Neoclassical Period.

This is a portrait of an unknown beautiful young woman in a blue dress with a plunging neckline, with a white embroidered linen collar and bow wearing a grey wig.

Portrait Of An Unknown Woman is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.

Info Below Derived From Wikipedia.org

Dmitry Levytsky was born in Kiev, Cossack Hetmanate, in the Russian Empire in 1735 to Ukrainian clergyman and engraver Gregory Levitsky.

Dmitry’s father was his first art teacher, and later he became the student of Russian artist Aleksey Antropov, who came to Kiev to paint the Cathedral of St. Andrew; the last Baroque Period Cathedral built in Saint Petersburg, Russia; between 1805 – 1817 by architect Andreyan Zakharov (1761 – 1811); and dedicated to Andrew the Apostle, the patron saint of the Russian Navy.

In 1770, Levitzky became famous as a portrait painter after the exhibition of six of his portraits in the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia.

For his portrit of Alexander Kokorinov (1726 – 1772), the Director and First Rector of the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg which he painted in 1769; Dmitry was elected an Academician (a full member of an artistic, literary, engineering, or scientific academy), and appointed the Professor of the portrait painting class at the Academy of Arts, remaining in this position until 1788.

From 1772 to 1776 Levitzky worked on a series of portraits of the pupils of the privileged women that were students of the Smolny Institute for Young Ladies in St. Petersburg; commissioned by Catherine II. The girls are depicted performing dances, music, plays.

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