Winberg, Ivan - portrait of Russian lady
Schidlof describes his work; "Winberg was a good miniaturist, whose works are finely executed with a pink colouring which sometimes gives them an appearance of miniatures on porcelain. ... The clothes are executed with particular care. In all one can consider Winberg as a very skilful artist of average talent.
The sitter is an unknown young lady of the Russian Court, and it is interesting to note that she is wearing a miniature portrait on her wrist. Judging by the collar of his uniform, the sitter in that miniature appears to be a senior army officer.
Her hairstyle dates from 1840-1845 and hence the miniature is a later work by Winberg.
He painted many miniature portraits of Russian royalty and there is a miniature by him of Nicholas I in this collection.953
Posted by Don Shelton at 12:27 AM