In this portrait of Countess Anna Vorontsova from Russia, Dimitry Levitzky expertly portrays the active and happy intelligence of the child. Countess Vorontsova would go on to display, by all accounts an able mind that was admired.
The good-humoured curiosity painted here would be applied to her work as an artist in later life, especially the painting of ivory miniatures which are housed in the Hermitage Museum. This portrait was painted in 1790 when Anna was an early teenager.
Dimitry Levitzky’s Portrait of Countess Anna Vorontsova is in the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg.