Bilinska-Bohkanowicz, Anna (1857-1893) - 1884 Portrait of Lady with Binoculars (National Museum, Warsaw, Poland)
Oil on canvas; 91 x 72 cm.
Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz (1857–1893) was a Polish painter, known for her portraits. She was born as Anna Bilińska, a daughter of Polish doctor in Ukraine, where she spent her childhood. She lived with her father in Russia, before studying music and art in Warsaw.
She went later to study at the Académie Julian in Paris. She lived in France until 1892, when she married a medical doctor named Bohdanowicz and she took his name (Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz).
They returned to Warsaw after their marriage, where she died a year later of heart attack.
Her paintings are known from the reproductions of her portraits of women and often reproduced view of the Unter den Linden in Berlin from 1890.