Ivan Petrovich Argunov
Portrait of Kalmyk Girl Annushka
1767
oil on canvas
Annushka, a Kalmyk girl of Western Mongolian Oirat ancestry, was a serf and pupil of Countess Varvara Sheremeteva, daughter of Count Sheremetev. Argunov himself was a serf of Count Sheremetev (1713-1788). In her hands Annushka is holding the portrait of the late Countess.

Ivan Petrovich Argunov

Portrait of Kalmyk Girl Annushka

1767

oil on canvas

Annushka, a Kalmyk girl of Western Mongolian Oirat ancestry, was a serf and pupil of Countess Varvara Sheremeteva, daughter of Count Sheremetev. Argunov himself was a serf of Count Sheremetev (1713-1788). In her hands Annushka is holding the portrait of the late Countess.