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  • Portrait of of Count Nikolai Repnin-Volkonsky with His Family

    Artist:
    Anonymous Artist
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    84.7х67.5 cm

Anonymous Artist

Portrait of of Count Nikolai Repnin-Volkonsky with His Family

Russia, 1820s

In the last decade of the 18th century, a wave of Sentimentalism swept through Russian art. The “life of the heart” is the essence of family portraits from that period. Although they were a common type of picture in their time, relatively few have survived. The message of the portrait depicting Count Nikolai Repnin-Volkonsky and his family is the love and attachment that all its members feel for each other. Pictures like this not only “introduced” their subjects but also sought to influence the viewer through their overt moralizing. It was in double and group portraits that the tradition of Sentimentalism with its cult of private life endured longest of all in Russian art.

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Portrait of of Count Nikolai Repnin-Volkonsky with His Family

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oil

Dimensions:

84.7х67.5 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1946; transferred from the Museum of Ethnography of the Peoples of the USSR; formerly in the collection of Countess Musina-Pushkina

Inventory Number:

ЭРЖ-1481

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