Russian costume in painting. Portrait of Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna in Russian Costume. Circa 1790 - Alexandra Pavlovna - was a beloved granddaughter of the Russian Empress Catherine II (Catherine the Great).
"The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter - often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter - in the eye." ~ Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (Painting by William Adolphe Bouguereau French Neoclassical Master)