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Portrait of Mikhail Lanskoi. 1813

Kiprensky Orest

26 х 20,7


Mikhail Lanskoi (circa 1787—?): Saw action in the military campaigns of 1806—07 and the Patriotic War of 1812. Served in Saratov. Commanded a Hussar division in Kovno (1832). Nephew of Alexei Tomilov, whom he helped to put his art collection together. Depicted with the Orders of St George (4th class) and St Vladimir (4th class). Awarded the St George’s Cross in June 1807.

Author's Biography

Kiprensky Orest

Kiprensky, Orest Adamovich
1772, Nezhinskaya (St Petersburg Province) - 1836, Rome
Portraitist, history painter, draughtsman. Illegitimate son of a serf woman, Anna Gavrilova, who gave him the name Kipreisky, later changed to Kiprensky. Grew up in the family of his foster father Adam Schwalde. Emancipated from serfdom and enrolled in the Imperial Academy of Arts (1788). Studied history painting under Grigory Ugryumov and Gabriele-Francois Doyen. Fellow of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1803-09). Worked in St Petersburg, Moscow and Tver. Academician of portrait painting (1812), councillor of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1815). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Imperial Academy of Arts. Lived in Italy (1816-23, 1828-36). Contributed to the Paris Salon (1822). Donated Self-Portrait (1820) to the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence (1825). Appointed second-class professor of history and portrait painting with automatic member¬ship of the nobility (1831). Councillor of the Accademia di Belle Arti in Naples (1831). Buried at Sant'' Andrea delle Fratte in Rome.

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