Alexander Roslin, 1777 - Zoie Ghika, Moldavian Princess - fine art print

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English: The Moldavian princess Zoie Ghika is depicted in a manner that differs from the bulk of Roslin’s portraits. The princess is shown without a wig. She is wearing Moldavian costume – a turban-like bonnet decorated with roses, a white silk dress with silver ribbons and lace edges and a sleeveless fur jacket. Her costume is elegant without suggesting excessive wealth. Russia had invaded Moldavia and Zoie Ghika’s father, a tributary prince of the Ottoman Sultan, was executed. His family became political pawns and were taken to the court of Catherine the Great, who also commissioned this portrait. The Moldavian princesses were an exotic addition to the Russian court. They were also a symbol of the geographic expansion of the Russian empire towards the Black Sea. Alexander Roslin visited Russia in 1775 to take up commissions from the Russian court. He stayed there for about two years and received 75 commissions. Many of the commissions had to be finished after he returned to Paris. The portrait of Zoie Ghika was one of the last that Roslin painted before returning to Paris. It is often cited to prove that the quality of his work did not deteriorate even when he working on numerous commissions at the same time. Den moldaviska prinsessan Zoie Ghika är gestaltad på ett sätt som skiljer sig från de flesta av Roslins övriga porträtt. Prinsessan bär inte peruk utan har håret uppsatt. Hon har moldavisk dräkt – en turbanliknande huvudbonad dekorerad med rosor, vit sidenklänning med silverband och spetskanter och en väst i päls. Dräkten är elegant, men talar ändå inte om överflöd. Ryssland hade intagit Moldavien och Zoie Ghikas far, som var lydfurste blev avrättad. Familjen blev en bricka i det politiska spelet och flyttades till Katarina den Storas hov. Kejsarinnan var också den som beställde porträttet. De moldaviska prinsessorna blev ett exotiskt inslag vid det ryska hovet. De blev samtidigt en symbol för det ryska imperiets geografiska utsträckning, långt ner mot Svarta havet. 1775 kom Alexander Roslin till Ryssland för att ta upp porträttbeställningar av det ryska hovet. Konstnären stannade i ungefär två år och fick 75 beställningar. Många av de beställda porträtten fick slutföras efter återkomsten till Paris. Porträttet av Zoie Ghika var ett av de sista Roslin målade innan han återvände till Paris. Det brukar lyftas fram som ett bevis för att kvalitén på hans målningar inte blev sämre även om han var överhopad av arbete och beställningar. Än idag är det svårt att inte leva sig in i porträttet av den moldaviska prinsessan. Vad ser du i hennes blick och hållning? En kuvad prinsessa eller en stolt flykting?

Things you should know about this artpiece painted by the old master with the name Alexander Roslin

This artpiece "Zoie Ghika, Moldavian Princess" was created by the male Swedish artist Alexander Roslin in 1777. The 240 year old painting was made with the following size of Height: 64,7 cm (25,4 ″); Width: 53 cm (20,8 ″) Framed: Height: 85 cm (33,4 ″); Width: 73 cm (28,7 ″); Depth: 8 cm (3,1 ″) and was produced on the medium oil on canvas. This artwork is included in the Nationalmuseum Stockholm's digital art collection, which is Sweden's museum of art and design, a Swedish government authority with a mandatet o preserve cultural heritage and promote art, interest in art and knowledge of art. This artpiece, which is part of the public domain is included with courtesy of Nationalmuseum Stockholm & Wikimedia Commons.: . The alignment of the digital reproduction is portrait with an aspect ratio of 1 : 1.2, which implies that the length is 20% shorter than the width. The painter Alexander Roslin was an artist from Sweden, whose style was primarily Rococo. The Rococo artist was born in the year 1718 in Malmo, Skane, Sweden and passed away at the age of 75 in 1793.

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About the artist

Artist: Alexander Roslin
Aliases: M. Roslin, Alexander Roslin, Rosselyn, Roslin Alexander, Roslin Svezzese, A. Roslin, Roslin Alexandre, Rosselin, Rosseline, Alexander Rosselyn, רוזלין אלכסנדר, Roslin
Gender: male
Nationality: Swedish
Professions of the artist: painter
Country of the artist: Sweden
Artist category: old master
Styles: Rococo
Life span: 75 years
Year of birth: 1718
Place of birth: Malmo, Skane, Sweden
Died in the year: 1793
Place of death: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Structured details of the artpiece

Work of art title: "Zoie Ghika, Moldavian Princess"
Categorization of the artpiece: painting
Art categorization: classic art
Century: 18th century
Created in: 1777
Age of artwork: over 240 years
Original medium: oil on canvas
Artwork original size: Height: 64,7 cm (25,4 ″); Width: 53 cm (20,8 ″) Framed: Height: 85 cm (33,4 ″); Width: 73 cm (28,7 ″); Depth: 8 cm (3,1 ″)
Museum: Nationalmuseum Stockholm
Location of the museum: Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
Website of the museum: Nationalmuseum Stockholm
Artwork license type: public domain
Courtesy of: Nationalmuseum Stockholm & Wikimedia Commons

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Product categorization: fine art reproduction
Method of reproduction: reproduction in digital format
Manufacturing process: UV direct print (digital printing)
Product Origin: made in Germany
Type of stock: on demand production
Intended usage: gallery wall, home décor
Alignment: portrait format
Aspect ratio: 1 : 1.2 (length : width)
Interpretation of side aspect ratio: the length is 20% shorter than the width
Fabric variants: metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print, poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) size variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Poster print (canvas paper) options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Aluminium dibond print (aluminium material) variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Picture frame: no frame

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