Portrait of Princess E. P. Saltykova, 1841, Brullov
- Posted by Karl Pavlovich Brullov
- Museum: Russian Museum
- Year: 1841
Overview of the painting :
Karl Pavlovich Brullov (1799-1852) is an outstanding portrait painter of the first half of the 19th century. The heroines of his paintings are representatives of high society. Depicted in a home environment full of luxury and underlined by the wealth of interiors, young women are full of internal lyrism and simplicity.
Sitting in the velvet armchair of Saltykov embodies the image of a sweet young woman created by the master, weary of the bustle of the Great-Core celebrations. Her gaze is full of longing, and the arm that has slipped involuntarily from the armrest speaks of deep fatigue. Peacock feathers lowered on their knees fell as if they were echoing the inner state of the mistress, exhausted and so sad.
It makes you pay attention to the picturesque maestrian of the canvas – virtuoso pattern of parts and the amazing fidelity of the transmission of various textures: overflows of blue atlas dresses, airiness of pearl lace, forested leopard fur.