All Orest Kiprensky 's Paintings
The Painting Names Are Sorted From A to Z

Choice ID Image  Paintings (From A to Z)       Details 
2185 Darya Khvostova  Darya Khvostova   1814 The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
2184 Ekaterina Avdulina  Ekaterina Avdulina   1822-23 The Russian Museum, St.Petersburg
95444 Poor Liza  Poor Liza   1827(1827) Medium oil on canvas cyf
49092 Portrait of Alexander Pushkin  Portrait of Alexander Pushkin   mk192 1827 Oil on canvas 63x54cm
49091 Portrait of Life Guard Colonel Yevgraf Davydov  Portrait of Life Guard Colonel Yevgraf Davydov   mk193 1809 Oil on canvas 162x116cm
2182 Portrait of Retired Major General Karl Albrecht  Portrait of Retired Major General Karl Albrecht   1827 The Russian Museum, St.Petersburg
90800 Prince Dmitri Donskoi after the Battle of Kulikovo  Prince Dmitri Donskoi after the Battle of Kulikovo   1805(1805) Medium oil on canvas cyf
2183 The Poet, Alexander Pushkin  The Poet, Alexander Pushkin   1827 The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Orest Kiprensky
1782-1836 Russian Orest Kiprensky Galleries Orest was born in the village of Koporye near Saint Petersburg on 24 March [O.S. 13 March] 1782. He was an illegitimate son of a landowner Alexey Dyakonov, hence his name, derived from Kypris, one of the Greek names for the goddess of love. He was raised in the family of Adam Shvalber, a serf. Although Kiprensky was born a serf, he was released from the serfdom upon his birth and later his father helped him to enter a boarding school at the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg in 1788 (when Orest was only six years old). He studied at the boarding school and the Academy itself until 1803. He lived at the Academy for three more years as a pensioner to fulfill requirements necessary to win the Major Gold medal. Winning the first prize for his work Prince Dmitri Donskoi after the Battle of Kulikovo (1805) enabled the young artist to go abroad to study art in Europe. A year before his graduation, in 1804, he painted the portrait of Adam Shvalber, his foster father (1804), which was a great success. The portrait so impressed his contemporaries, that later members of the Naples Academy of Arts took it for the painting by some Old Master - Rubens or van Dyck. Kiprensky had to ask the members of the Imperial Academy of Arts for letters supporting his authorship. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Orest Kiprensky After that, Kiprensky lived in Moscow (1809), Tver 1811, Saint Petersburg 1812, in 1816-1822 he lived in Rome and Napoli. In Italy he met a local girl Anne Maria Falcucci (Mariucci), to whom he became attached. He bought her from her dissolute family and employed as his ward. On leaving Italy, he sent her to a Roman Catholic convent. In 1828, Kiprensky came back to Italy, as he got a letter from his friend Samuel Halberg, informing him that they had lost track of Mariucci. Kiprensky found Mariucci, who had been transferred to another convent. In 1836 he eventually married her. He had to convert into Roman Catholicism for this marriage to happen. He died by pneumonia in Rome later that year.

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