Portrait of Anna Karlovna Benois, wife of the artist Alexander Nikolaevich Benois

The artist is Somov

Historical reminiscences permeating Somov’s art are also manifested in a number of portrait images of the master. In the interpretation of the artist, the cheerful and cheerful Anna Karlovna, Anya – appears to be an immersed lady in ancient vestments, while maintaining the look of a woman of the last decade of the XIX century. Like a phantom behind the portrait, a decorous walking couple floats, and against the background of cut greens, marble park sculpture is materialized. (G. To.)

World of Art. SPb, 1998. With. 301.

Benoit Anna Karlovna (nee Kind; 1869-1952) – wife of artist a. N. Benois.

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