A PORTRAIT OF THE SINGER ELIZAVETA ANDREYEVNA LAVROVSKAYA (1845-1919)

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Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskoy

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Signed and dated 1887. The sitter, a celebrated mezzo-soprano, was a friend of Tchaikovsky's; it was she who suggested to him that he set Eugene Onegin to music and he in turn dedicated his Opus 27 to her. Another portrait by Kramskoy of Lavrovskaya on stage, dated 1878, is in the Russian Museum, Leningrad (for a reproduction see T. I. Kurochkina, Kramskoy, Moscow, 1980, p. Ill)