Portrait of Countess E. 61x77
Female images created by the recognized master of the portrait of O. Each of the portraits of the painter conquers with an amazing penetration into the depths of the soul, a unique originality of appearance, and subtlest mastery of execution.
In 1809 Kiprensky painted two paired portraits: Count F.V. Rostopchin and his wife. These works vary in scale.
Ekaterina Petrovna Rostopchina (nee Protasova) was very different in character and behavior from her husband. She eschewed social life, dressed emphasized modestly. Such she appeared in the portrait of Kiprensky: a closed dark dress, more suitable for a servant than a lady, a cap of fine lace. Nothing in a woman’s robe can impress the viewer; she does not seduce her with beauty, but there is something attractive in her appearance. This inspired look, dreamy and slightly restless, creates a special feeling of a breath of life.