Topic: Maria Pavlovna, Senior
These two portraits of the Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna are little known in the West, and therefore may be new to many people.
The artist, Emil Wiesel (1866-1943), also served as museum curator and a board member of the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg from 1914.
The above portraits of the Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna (nee Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin) were painted by Wiesel in 1900 (left), and 1910 (right). The grand duchess served as the last President of the Imperial Academy of Arts after the death of her husband, the Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich in 1909.
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 12 April, 2012