Franz Xavier Winterhalter: Portrait of Madame Barbe de Rimsky Korsakov (1864)
(Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France)
A very beautiful portrait by the famous German 19th century royalty painter Winterhalter this time. The sitter is known as Barbara Dmitrievna Mergassov Rimsky-Korsakova, better known as Madame Barbe de Rimsky Korsakov. She is usually identified as the wife of Russian music composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) but her exact identity is not known. Painting from 1864.