Miniature Painting of Mrs Barbara Rimsky-Korsakov after Winterhalter
This elegant miniature painting on ivory is mid-19th century, and is housed in a black japanned oval frame, with a brass bezel. The portrait of of Rimsky-Korsakov, after the original by Winterhalter, the great Second Empire society painter. Madame Barbe Rimsky-Korsakov (Varvara Dmitrievna Korsakova) sat for the Franz Xavier Winterhalter portrait in 1864. The Winterhalter is now in the Musee d'Orsay.
The composer is from a semi-legitimate (its complicated) branch of this noble family.
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