Russian Art

Tropinin, V. A. Pavel Mikhailovich Vasiliev, Portrait. 1830s

Portrait of Pavel Mikhailovich Vasiliev (1798-1854), accountant of the Moscow Imperial Theaters office and music lover This particularly sympathetic portrait of Pavel Vasiliev, presented with a dignity reminiscent of French eighteenth-century portraiture, is one of many by Vasily Tropinin that celebrate the success and emerging status of the new Russian middle class. (00366)
Copyright ©. George Mitrevski. Auburn University.