Portrait of Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna


The artist is Bryullov

Maria Nikolaevna (August 18, 1819, Pavlovsk − February 21, 1876, St. Petersburg) − The daughter of Emperor Nicholas I and Alexandra Fedorovna, nee Princess Prussian, sister of Emperor Alexander II. In the first marriage (1839−1852) − Wife of Maximilian Evgeny Joseph Napoleon, Duke of Leichtenberg, in the second, Morganatic (1853−1876), − Count Grigory Alexandrovich Stroganov. An enlightened lover of sciences and arts, after the death of her husband became the first woman president of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1852−1876).

The 400th anniversary of the Romanov house. SPb, 2013. With. 111.

Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna (1819–1876) is the eldest daughter of Emperor Nicholas I. In 1839 she married the Duke of Maximilian Leuchtenberg. After the death of her husband, she was in a morganatic marriage with Count G. AND. Stroganov. Since 1852 – President of the IAX, chairman of the Society for the Promotion of Artists.

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