Portrait of Princess E. AND. Lobanova-Rostovskaya, I. P. Argunov, 1754
- Posted by Ivan Petrovich Argunov
- Museum: Russian Museum
- Year: 1754
Overview of the painting :
Portrait of Princess E. AND. Lobanova-Rostovskaya – Ivan Petrovich Argunov. 1754. Oil on canvas. 81.5 x 62.5 cm
Ivan Petrovich Argunov is a famous portrait painter of the second half of the 18th century, who remained serfdom by Count P. until the end of his life. B. Sheremeteva. There are suggestions that Argunov learned the master of historical painting A. P. Losenko and outstanding portrait painter F. WITH. Rumble.
In the portrait, the 21-year-old Princess Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Lobanov-Rostovskaya appears before the audience in a solemn guise. Naked shoulders and neckline, carelessly thrown mountain mantle emphasize the beauty and youth of the model. As if wanting to demonstrate the splendor of her jewelry, the princess turns her head to an artist she hates. A living expression of the face, the brilliance of large brown eyes indicate the cheerful disposition of a young woman who has not lost, according to the memories of contemporaries, and with age. Features of the picturesque manner and an attempt to convey the pattern of the lace top of the dress are given out in this work by Argunov, which has not yet been formed to the end of the master.