Portrait C. Uh. Farmor, Ivan Yakovlevich Vishnyakov

Portrait C. Uh. Farmor, Ivan Yakovlevich Vishnyakov
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  • Posted by Ivan Yakovlevich Vishnyakov
  • Museum: Russian Museum
  • Year: Around 1850

Overview of the painting :

Portrait C. Uh. Farmor – Ivan Yakovlevich Vishnyakov. Around 1850. Oil on canvas. 138×109

   Ivan Yakovlevich Vishnyakov (1699-1761) is one of the first Russian portrait artists. After studying with the French painter Louis Karavak, Vishnyakov became the main artist at the imperial court and was engaged not only in easel painting, but also participated in the painting and decoration of a number of palaces of St. Petersburg and its suburbs.

   The Portrait of Sarah Eleonora Farmor is an example of a ceremonial portrait. A model full of solemnity is depicted by the artist in growth. The young countess is captured by Vishnyakov against the background of the landscape, in which dawn is barely planned. Thus, the artist hints at the “zaroo”, the beginning of the life of his heroine. The tangible laid-back of the posture and the elegant game of the future beauty with the fan are dictated by the frivolity and frivolity of the era of Elizabeth Petrovna, reflected in the art of the “rokoko” style.