Portrait of Tsesarevna Natalia Petrovna
- oil on canvas. 61 х 88,5
Received in 1923 from the Academy of Arts
- Provenance: Winter Palace; later – Museum of the Academy of Arts (from 1762)
In the “Inventory” of the collection of the Museum of the Academy of Arts completed by Golovachevsky in1773, the painting is listed as one of the “paintings received from the palace in 1762,” but the work was mistakenly referred to as a portrait of Tsesarevna Anna Petrovna (no artist’s name mentioned). The person depicted in the portrait was recently identified. Recent research established that the painted was created by Caravaque, who painted two portraits of Tsarevna Natalia Petrovna in 1721.
Natalia Petrovna (August 20, 1718 – March 4, 1725)
Tsarevna, last child born to Peter the Great and Catherine Alexeyevna. Became Tsesarevna in 1721. She was buried on the same day as her father in the Peter and Paul Cathedral of the Peter and Paul Fortress, St Petersburg.