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1684, Marseille - 1754, St. Petersburg

Portrait of Tsarevna Anna Petrovna and Tsarevna Elizabeth Petrovna

  • 1717
  • oil on canvas
  • 76 х 97
  • Ж-4904
  • Received from 1931 from the State Hermitage (Romanov Gallery)
  • Provenance: Peterhof Palace (in 1870)

Louis Caravaque’s painting is dated according to the official inventory of the artist’s works that he completed in November 1723. The entry for 1717 reads: “At the command of the Most Serene Prince, two portraits of Their Imperial Highnesses, Tsarevna Anna Petrovna and Tsarevna Elizabeth Petrovna, were painted on a single canvas.” The portrait is also mentioned in Jacob Schtelin’s Notes: “Louis Caravaque ... painted the Imperial Princesses Anna and Elizabeth in their youth.”

Anna Petrovna (February 7, 1708 – May 15, 1728)

Tsarevna, daughter of Peter the Great and Catherine Alexeyevna, awarded the title of Tsesarevna on December 23, 1721. On May 21, 1725 she married Duke Charles Frederick of Holstein-Gottorp (April 30, 1700 – June 18, 1739). She had a son, Peter (February 21, 1728 – July 2, 1762), future Emperor Peter III, who would succeed to the throne after Elizabeth Petrovna (1741 – 1761).

Elizabeth Petrovna (December 18, 1709 – December 25, 1761)

Tsarevna, daughter of Peter the Great and Catherine Alexeyevna, awarded the title of Tsesarevna on December 23, 1721. Became Empress on November 25, 1741. Crowned on 25 April, 1742.


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