- Author: Karl Pavlovich Bryullov
- Museum: The Russian Museum
- Year: 1841 ⇐ Click image for larger version
Description of the picture:
Karl Pavlovich Bryullov (1799-1852) - an outstanding portrait painter of the first half of the XIX century. The heroines of his paintings are representatives of high society. Pictured in a homely atmosphere, full of luxury and underlined richness of interiors, young women are full of internal lyricism and simplicity. Sitting in a velvet armchair Saltykov embodies the image of a lovely young woman created by the master, tired of the bustle of high-society celebrations. Her gaze is full of melancholy, and her hand slid off the armrest, she speaks of deep fatigue. The feathers of the peacock's winged down on their knees seem to echo the inner state of the mistress, exhausted and so sad. It draws the attention of the picturesque canvas maestria - virtuosic inscription of details and admiring faithfulness of the transfer of various textures: blue satin of the dress, lightness of pearl circles, shiny leopard fur.
Other paintings by Bryullov
Piferari before the image of the Madonna
The last day of Pompeii
Portrait of M. A. Beck
Death of Inessa de Castro
At the Bogoroditsky oak
Girl picking grapes
Herminia among the shepherds
Grandmother and Granddaughter's Sleep
The Siege of Pskov
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