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Alexei Petrovich Antropov: Portrait of the Lady-in- Waiting, Anastasiia Izmailova ( 1759) Oil on canvas, 57.2 x 44.8 cm. Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow. The portrait of Anastasiia Mikhailovna Izmailova, the lady-in-waiting at the court of the Empress Elizabeth Petrovna, daughter of Peter the Great, shows several characteristic features common in Antropov's works: a simple composition, emphasis placed on the character's facial expression, and a particular interest in decorative details of the subject's attire. Lady Anastasiia is presented in a simple yet sophisticated manner. Antropov uses color to tie together various sections of his composition. The pink cheeks, the pale red ribbon tied around the woman's neck and hair, as well as the pinkish tone of the fabric flower create a rhythmic pattern. The face of Izmailova is serious, but not somber; one may even detect an intimation of a smile. The brightness of the complexion brings the face of Izmailova to the front and allows the viewer to notice the aristocratic features, stately demeanor, and inherent
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