Tarakanova in the Flood
Tarakanova in the Flood; Yelizaveta Alekseyevna (1753 – 1775), in later centuries known as Tarakanova or Tarakanoff, was a pretender to the Russian throne. She styled herself, among other names, Knyaginya Vladimirskaya (Princess of Vladimir), princess Elisabeth Alexeievna, Fräulein Frank, and Madame Trémouille. Tarakanova (tarakan is the Russian word for cockroach) is a name only later entertainment (literature, theater, filmography, pictures) gave to her, apparently on the basis of how she lived her last months and died. Konstantin Dmitriyevich Flavitsky (September 13(25), 1830 – September 3(15), 1866) was a Russian painter.