Oil on Canvas
138 x 114,5
Possibly Ivan Vishnyakov’s finest portrait, this is one of the most poetic images of a child painted in Russia in the eighteenth century.
Sarah Eleanore Fairmore (1740 — between 1805 and 1825): Daughter of William Fairmore, an English general stationed in Russia. Married Count Stenbock (1765). Her son was the first Count Stenbock-Fairmore, one of the most distinguished families in Imperial Russia.
Vishnyakov, Ivan Yakovlevich
1699, Moscow - 1761, St Petersburg
Painter, portraitist. Son of a mining master, who sent him to St Petersburg (1714). Apprentice of the Ministry of Construction (1727), painting master (1739), ensign (1742), captain (1742), collegiate assessor (1743), court councillor (i752).Headeda team of painters from the Ministry of Construction, decorated the Grand Palace in Peterhof, Summer Palace and Winter Palace in St Petersburg and palaces in Moscow and Kiev (from 1739). Painted icons for churches in St Petersburg. Restored icons and oil paintings.