• Portrait of Count Andrey Bezborodko

    Artist:
    Lefèvre, Robert. 1755-1830
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    225x165 cm

Lefèvre, Robert. 1755-1830

Portrait of Count Andrey Bezborodko

France, 1804

Portrait of Count Andrey Bezborodko is the only early 19th-century official male portrait in the Hermitage. Count Bezborodko (1780s -c. 1855) is shown walking in the bosom of nature wearing high boots and a riding costume. His figure in this large canvas is almost life-size and looks monumental against the low horizon of the landscape in the background. The two trees to the right, which seem to gently intertwine, echo Bezborodko's legs and emphasize the vertical format. The naturalistic treatment of the face and details of clothing, the landscape which serves as a decorative background, and the strictly balanced composition reveal the artist's Neoclassical tendencies.

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Portrait of Count Andrey Bezborodko

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oil

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225x165 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1923; transferred from the Stroganov Palace Museum in Petrograd

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-5670

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