- Author: Orest Adamovich Kiprensky
- Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
- Year: 1809 ⇐ Click image for larger version
Description of the picture:
Portrait of Countess E. P. Rostopchina - Orest Adamovich Kiprensky. 1809. Oil on canvas. 61x77
Female images created by the recognized master portrait of O. A. Kiprensky - an invaluable page in the history of Russian art. Each of the portraits of the painter conquers amazing penetration into the depths of the soul, unique originality of appearance, subtle mastery of performance.
In 1809, Kiprensky wrote two paired portraits: Count F. V. Rostopchin and his wife. These works differ in scale.
Ekaterina Petrovna Rostopchina (nee Protasova) was very different from her husband in her character and behavior. She eschewed social life, dressed remarkably modestly. Such she appeared in the portrait of Kiprensky: a closed dark dress, more suitable for a servant than a lady, a cap of thin lace. Nothing in the dress of a woman can hit the viewer, she is not tempted by beauty, but there is something attractive in her appearance. This soulful look, dreamy and slightly restless, creates a special feeling of the whiff of life.
Other paintings by Kiprensky
Portrait of Count Rostopchin
Portrait of Colonel Davydov
Portrait of Pushkin
Portrait of Zhukovsky
Portrait of a boy Chelishchev
The girl in the poppy wreath
Fortune teller with a candle
Newspaper Readers in Naples
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