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Zoie Ghika, Moldavian Princess
  • Zoie Ghika, Moldavian Princess

    TitleZoie Ghika, Moldavian Princess
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 64,7 x 53 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 85 x 73 x 8 cm
  • DatingSigned 1777
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Alexander Roslin, Swedish, born 1718, dead 1793
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 6872
  • AcquisitionPurchase 1992 Nationalmusei Vänner
  • ExhibitedNationalmuseum, Room 1603 18th century
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    Roslin depicted the Moldavian princess Zoie Ghika in a white atlas dress with silver lace. She is wearing a headdress with roses that resembles a turban. According to contemporary descriptions she and her sister had “elongated innocent faces, wonderful dark eyes, fair skin and soft, coal-black hair that lay in a straight fringe across their brows”. The portrait was commissioned by the Empress Catherine II. Zoie Ghika was staying at her court.