Dashkov, Evgeniia Osipovna
Lawrence, Charles B. (attributed)
Evgeniia Osipovna Dashkov (c. 1780-c.1870) was the wife of Andrei I. Dashkov (1776-1831), who in 1809, became the Russian Consul General at Philadelphia under Emperor Alexander I. Aside from fostering diplomatic and commercial relations, Andrei Dashkov was an ambassador of culture. In 1816, as a visitor to The Athenaeum, he gave the society maps and books relating to Russia which helped to acquaint Philadelphians with the resources, customs and culture of the Russian Empire.
24" x 29"
Oil on canvas; gilt frame
Gift of Emily G. Hopkinson. Madame Dashkov presented this portrait to her friend, Mrs. William S. Biddle (1800-1842), daughter of early Athenaeum member Joseph Hopkinson.
General Collection, Museum Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia