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Young Gardener

Kiprensky Orest

62 x 49,5

Пост. 1897 из ИЭ


The portrait was painted in Rome and sent to St. Petersburg to the name of the empress Elizabeth Alexeevna as a report. At the same time it was with great success exhibited in the Hermitage. "Young Gardener" indicates a change in the manner of the artist, undoubtedly influenced by the works of the old masters. Kiprensky himself named Raphael among the first of his inspirations. In the picture, however, a romantic mood bordering on sentimentality is present, a plan of secret personal experiences, and characteristic of the European romantics.

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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