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Portrait of the Most Serene Princess Elizaveta Saltykova. 1841

Brullov Karl,
Oil on сanvas
200 х 142

State Russian Museum

Пост. В 1919 из БООП (Петроград); ранее – в собр. А.С.Салтыковой; ранее – в собр. Салтыковых (Санкт-Петербург)

Annotation

Karl Brullov painted a watercolour portrait of Princess Elizaveta Saltykova in Italy in 1833. Their friendship continued in St Petersburg.
Most Serene Princess Elizaveta Pavlovna Saltykova (1802–1863): Born Countess Elizaveta Stroganova. Daughter of adjutant-general Pavel Stroganov (1774–1817) and his wife Sofia Golitsyna (1775–1845). Married the Most Serene Prince Ivan Saltykov (1797–1832).

Author's Biography

Brullov Karl

Brullov (Bruleau), Karl Pavlovich
1799, St Petersburg -1852, Manziana (near Rome)
Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, history painter, portraitist, genre painter, mural painter. Born into an artistic family. Studied under Anton Ivanov, Alexei Yegorov and Vasily Shebuyev at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1809-22), graduated with a first-class gold medal. Sent to Italy by the Society for the Encouragement of Arts (1822-35). Worked in Milan, Naples and Rome. Won fame in Europe as a portraitist and history painter for such works as The Last Day of Pompeii (1827-33, Russian Museum. St Petersburg)- Returned to Russia and lived in St Petersburg. Honorary freeman (1834), second-degree professor (1835) and first-degree professor (1846) of the Imperial Academy of Arts, where he taught history painting, enjoying the love and respect of his many students. Professor of the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. Contributed to exhibitions in Rome, Milan, Paris and St Petersburg. Went abroad on the advice of doctors (1849), settled in Italy (1850).


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