Portrait of Martha Matveevna Apraksina, second wife of Tsar Fedor Alekseevich


The artist is unknown

Apraksina Marfa Matveevna (1664–1715). Daughter boyar Matvey Vasilievich Apraksin and Domna Bogdanovna Lovchikova. From February 14 to April 27, 1682 – spouse of Tsar Fedor Alekseevich. Sister Admiral General f. M. Apraksina, a. M. Apraksina ("Andrei Brighting") and senator p. M. Apraksina. Peter I. Time and environment. SPb, 2015. With. 122.

Almost modern portrait of Martha Matveevna (with a fan) from the GRM collection (Zh-3970). Portraits were executed at a time when Marfa Matveevna had the status of a royal bride. This is indicated by a kokoshnik – an attribute of a girlish costume. The dog usually symbolized marital fidelity. It has recently been suggested that the author of the portrait is the “foreigner of the Arnburg land” Johann Walter. Svetlana Moiseeva / Peter I. Time and environment. SPb, 2015. With. 59.

Fedor Alekseevich died on April 27 of the same year, leaving Marfa Matveevna a widow. After the death of her husband, Martha put on his widow, almost monastic, clothes, although she did not go to the monastery. I lived in widowhood until the end of the days. In the GRM collection there is another portrait of Martha Matveevna (Zh-4705), on which the queen is represented in such a robe

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