Héléne Formann..(Rubens second wife).eleventh plate in the book...[Titles in Russian and French]... Imperatorskaya Ermitazhnaya Galereya … Galérie Impériale de l'Ermitage (Saint Petersburg: Gohier Desfontaines, 1847)
Provenance: bookplate, probably late 19th century, of Biblioteka Gertsova Georgii Georgievicha Mecklenburgskova (library of Herzog von Mecklenburg)
Remarks: this is an incomplete set of a work published in 30 parts, in two volumes; each part should consist of text and 4 plates; see collation for details.
According to the dedication leaf (to the Russian empress), the work was commissioned by the emperor, and represents largely unpublished material.
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts
Full length portrait of a saucy young woman...decolletage...large floopy hat...hands drawn to the waist...large feather in left hand...storm clouds for a backround.