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Attributed to Vasily Pavlovich Gurianov (1867–1920)

The Virgin with Martha and Mary c. 1912-13

RCIN 407589

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After the death of her husband in 1905, Grand Duchess Elizabeth, sister of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and granddaughter of Queen Victoria, founded a convent in Moscow dedicated to Sts Martha and Mary, and commissioned leading contemporary artists to design and decorate its buildings.