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Painter, b. 1782 - d. 1836

Orest Adamovich Kiprensky (24 March [O.S. 13 March] 1782-17 October [O.S. 5 October] 1836) was a leading Russian portraitist in the Age of Romanticism. His most familiar work is probably his portrait of Alexander Pushkin (1827), which prompted the poet to remark that "the mirror flatters me".

Orest was born in the village of Nezhnovo in the Saint Petersburg Governorate on 24 March [O.S. 13 March] 1782. He was an illegitimate son of a landowner Alexey Dyakonov, hence his name, derived from Kypris, one of the Greek names for the goddess of love. He was raised in the family of Adam Shvalber, a serf. Although Kiprensky was born a serf, he was released from the serfdom upon his birth and later his father helped him to enter a boarding school at the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg in 1788 (when Orest was only six years old).

He studied at the boarding school and the Academy itself until 1803. He lived at the Academy for three more years as a pensioner to fulfill requirements necessary to win the Major Gold medal. Winning the first prize for his work Prince Dmitri Donskoi after the Battle of Kulikovo (1805) enabled the young artist to go abroad to study art in Europe.

A year before his graduation, in 1804, he painted the portrait of Adam Shvalber, his foster father (1804), which was a great success. The portrait so impressed his contemporaries, that later members of the Naples Academy of Arts took it for the painting by some Old Master – Rubens or van Dyck. Kiprensky had to ask the members of the Imperial Academy of Arts for letters supporting his authorship.

After that, Kiprensky lived in Moscow (1809), Tver 1811, Saint Petersburg 1812, in 1816–1822 he lived in Rome and Napoli. In Italy he met a local girl Anna Maria Falcucci (Mariucci), to whom he became attached. He bought her from her dissolute family and employed as his ward. On leaving Italy, he sent her to a Roman Catholic convent.

In 1828, Kiprensky came back to Italy, as he got a letter from his friend Samuel Halberg, informing him that they had lost track of Mariucci. Kiprensky found Mariucci, who had been transferred to another convent. In 1836 he eventually married her. He had to convert into Roman Catholicism from Russian Orthodoxy for this marriage to happen. He died by pneumonia in Rome later that year. He is buried in the church of Sant'Andrea delle Fratte.

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    • Orest Adamovich Kiprensky Oil on Canvas
      Jun. 30, 2024

      Orest Adamovich Kiprensky Oil on Canvas

      Est: $40,000 - $60,000

      Orest Adamovich Kiprensky (Russian, 1782–1836) oil on canvas, 35 1/4" x 28 3/4", signed with initials. The frame dimensions are 44" x 38 3/4".

      1stBid
    • Kiprensky, Orest Adamovich (Nezhnovo/Russland, Rom 1782-1836) , Kopie
      Mar. 21, 2024

      Kiprensky, Orest Adamovich (Nezhnovo/Russland, Rom 1782-1836) , Kopie

      Est: €700 - €840

      Porträt Alexander Puschkin E. 19. Jh. Öl auf Lwd. (doubl.) 64×54 cm. Nach dem Original (1827) in der Tretjakow Galerie, Moskau. R. (60268)

      Leo Spik
    • Kiprensky, Orest Adamovich (Nezhnovo/Russland, Rom 1782-1836) , Kopie
      Jun. 22, 2023

      Kiprensky, Orest Adamovich (Nezhnovo/Russland, Rom 1782-1836) , Kopie

      Est: €900 - €1,080

      Porträt Alexander Puschkin E. 19. Jh. Öl auf Lwd. (doubl.) 64×54 cm. Nach dem Original (1827) in der Tretjakow Galerie, Moskau. R. (60268)

      Leo Spik
    • Oil on Canvas Orest Adamovich Kiprensky
      Mar. 26, 2023

      Oil on Canvas Orest Adamovich Kiprensky

      Est: $35,000 - $40,000

      Oil on Canvas Orest Adamovich Kiprensky

      1stBid
    • Kiprenski Umkreis, Orest Adamowitsch: Doppelportrait zweier Gelehrter
      Oct. 22, 2022

      Kiprenski Umkreis, Orest Adamowitsch: Doppelportrait zweier Gelehrter

      Est: €10,000 - €15,000

      Circle of Orest Adamowitsch Kiprensky 1782 - 1836 Portrait of two scholars Oil on canvas, relined along the margins; H 64 cm, W 73.5 cm; restored

      Peter Karbstein - Kunst und Auktionshaus
    • Großfürst Nikolai Pawlowitsch, 1796 – 1855
      Sep. 24, 2021

      Großfürst Nikolai Pawlowitsch, 1796 – 1855

      Est: €8,000 - €10,000

      42 x 35 mm. 1820-er Jahre.Ovale Miniatur; Elfenbein, Gouache. Unbekannter Maler, nach dem Original von Orest Kiprensky (1782-1836), 1814. (12802412) (10)Export restrictions outside the EU.

      Hampel Fine Art Auctions
    • Circle of Orest Adamovic Kiprenskij, 1782-1836, Portrait of ...
      Dec. 13, 2020

      Circle of Orest Adamovic Kiprenskij, 1782-1836, Portrait of ...

      Est: €500 - €700

      Circle of Orest Adamovic Kiprenskij, 1782-1836, Portrait of a man, oil on canvas, 70.5 x 57 cm. (bad condition and cracks)

      Van Zadelhoff Veilingen en Taxaties
    • KIPRENSKY OREST (1782 - 1836) (Russische School) o…
      Sep. 26, 2020

      KIPRENSKY OREST (1782 - 1836) (Russische School) o…

      Est: €1,500 - €3,500

      KIPRENSKY OREST (1782 - 1836) (Russische School) olieverfschilderij op doek : "Portret van een man" - 54,9 x 44,3 toegeschreven aan - waarschijnlijk gerealiseerd in Italië (Napels of Rome) English Translation 19th Cent. Russian oil on canvas attributed to Orest Kiprensky, probably painted in Italy (Napels or Rome)

      DVC
    • PITTORE ATTIVO A ROMA NELLA PRIMA META' DEL XIX SECOLO
      May. 29, 2019

      PITTORE ATTIVO A ROMA NELLA PRIMA META' DEL XIX SECOLO

      Est: €5,000 - €8,000

      Ritratto di scultore Siglato e datato in basso a destra: O.K.S. 1830 Olio su tela, cm 64X53,5 Il monogramma O. K. S. suggerisce con evidenza l'attribuzione all'artista russo Orest Adamovich Kiprensky (Koporje, 1782 - Roma, 1836). Formatosi all'Accademia Reale di San Pietroburgo, Kiprensky fu celebre per la sua attività di ritrattista e dal 1816 sino al 1822 è documentata la sua presenza a Roma e a Napoli. Dopo un rientro in patria tornò nuovamente nella Città Eterna nel 1828 dove si stabilì in modo definitivo. La sua arte, in gioventù fu influenzata dalla ritrattistica di Antoon Van Dyck e infatti, l'effige che eseguì al suo padre adottivo era pensata quale opera di un antico maestro. Nel nostro caso, anche in virtù di una eccellente conservazione, il dipinto riflette bene quella sensibilità post neoclassica di gusto romantico che accomuna gli artisti stranieri attivi a Roma e l'effigiato potrebbe essere un giovane scultore russo.

      Wannenes Art Auctions
    • OREST ADAMOVICH KIPRENSKY (CA. 1782-1836), PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN
      Sep. 26, 2018

      OREST ADAMOVICH KIPRENSKY (CA. 1782-1836), PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN

      Est: €7,000 - €10,000

      OREST ADAMOVICH KIPRENSKY (CA. 1782-1836), PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN oil on canvas, signed with insignia "O K 1827". Original parcel gilt frame. Provenance: Important Private Collection - Madeira Island (Portugal). Kiprensky was one of the most important russian portait painters of the Romantic Era.

      Renascimento
    • Attribuée à Orest Adamovich KIPRENSKY (1782-1836) - Portrait de Pouchkine
      Jun. 28, 2018

      Attribuée à Orest Adamovich KIPRENSKY (1782-1836) - Portrait de Pouchkine

      Est: €5,000 - €6,000

      Attribuée à Orest Adamovich KIPRENSKY (1782-1836) Portrait de Pouchkine Huile sur toile 75 x 61 cm. - 29 1/2 x 24 in Oil on canvas

      Maison Verneuil
    • Orest Adamovich Kiprensky, Circle
      Mar. 24, 2018

      Orest Adamovich Kiprensky, Circle

      Est: €2,000 - €3,000

      Orest Adamovich Kiprensky, Circle Young Gardener Oil / Canvas, signed and dated 1819 58 x 47,5 cm (Frame: 76 x 65 cm) In 1817 Kiprensky has painted \The Young Gardener\" in Italy. In his circle it was probably copied several times. The signature is presumably not original. Provenance: Leo Spik, Auction at 15. April 1977, Lot 362

      Galerie Moenius
    • *Orest Adamovich Kiprensky, Circle
      Nov. 18, 2017

      *Orest Adamovich Kiprensky, Circle

      Est: CHF4,000 - CHF5,000

      *Orest Adamovich Kiprensky, Circle Young Gardener Oil / Canvas, signed and dated 1819 58 x 47,5 cm (Frame: 76 x 65 cm) In 1817 Kiprensky has painted "The Young Gardener" in Italy. In his circle it was probably copied several times. The signature is presumably not original. Provenance: Leo Spik, Auction at 15. April 1977, Lot 362; South-German Collection

      Galerie Moenius
    • ORESTE ADAMOVICH KIPRENSKY (C.1778-1836), PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN
      Nov. 08, 2017

      ORESTE ADAMOVICH KIPRENSKY (C.1778-1836), PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN

      Est: €12,000 - €18,000

      ORESTE ADAMOVICH KIPRENSKY (C.1778-1836), PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN oil on canvas, signed with insignia "O K 1827". Original parcel gilt frame. Provenance: Important collection of a gentleman - Madeira Island, PT.

      Renascimento
    • OREST ADAMOVICH KIPRENSKY (RUSSIAN 1782-1936) PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN SAID TO BE AMELIE ADLERBERG 21.5cm x 24.5cm (8.5in x 9.75in)
      Jan. 25, 2017

      OREST ADAMOVICH KIPRENSKY (RUSSIAN 1782-1936) PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN SAID TO BE AMELIE ADLERBERG 21.5cm x 24.5cm (8.5in x 9.75in)

      Est: £2,000 - £3,000

      OREST ADAMOVICH KIPRENSKY (RUSSIAN 1782-1936) PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN SAID TO BE AMELIE ADLERBERG inscribed, and inscribed verso, coloured chalk 21.5cm x 24.5cm (8.5in x 9.75in)

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • Attr. to Orest Adamovich Kiprensky, Breast Portrait of a Man
      Feb. 16, 2016

      Attr. to Orest Adamovich Kiprensky, Breast Portrait of a Man

      Est: $800 - $1,040

      Oil on canvas Continental Europe Attributed to Orest Adamovich Kiprensky (RUSSIAN, 1782-1836) Inscribed in Cyrillic verso Dimensions: 19.3 in x 17.3 in; 49 cm x 44 cm Good Condition Estimate: $2,000-$4,000 Provenance: Shapiro Auctions: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Lot 68; Bolland & Marotz, May 9, 2005, lot 535. Orest Adamovich Kiprensky (Russian, 1782-1836) One of the top portraitists of the early nineteenth century, Orest Adamovich Kiprensky studied at the Academy of Arts under G.F. Doiyen and G.I. Ugryumov. After living in Moscow and Tver, Kiprensky moved to St. Petersburg where his reputation as a portraitist grew. Empress Elizaveta Alexeyevna financed a trip to Italy where the artist would remain until 1822. It was during that year a number of his paintings were exhibited at the Paris Salon. Widely regarded as the first Romanticist artist in Russian art, Kiprensky portrayed his subjects with remarkably naturalness and empathy, making him known as the Father of the Russian portrait drawing. Condition: Craquelure throughout. Otherwise in overall good condition consistent with age. This painting has been relined. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

      Auctionata US
    • ATTRIBUTED TO OREST ADAMOVICH KIPRENSKY (RUSSIAN
      Nov. 16, 2013

      ATTRIBUTED TO OREST ADAMOVICH KIPRENSKY (RUSSIAN

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      ATTRIBUTED TO OREST ADAMOVICH KIPRENSKY (RUSSIAN 1782-1836), 'The News (Portrait of a Man)', oil on canvas, 49 x 44.5 cm (19 1/4 x 17 1/4 in.),

      Shapiro Auctions LLC
    • Orest Kiprensky (1778-1836) Portrait of a lady Oil
      Dec. 11, 2012

      Orest Kiprensky (1778-1836) Portrait of a lady Oil

      Est: £40,000 - £60,000

      Orest Kiprensky (1778-1836) Portrait of a lady Oil on canvas, Signed lower left 92 x 78.5cm (36 1/2 x 31in) Provenance: The Chicago Art Auction, 19th & 20th Century Paintings, 9th December 2007, Lot 229, sold for $95,000.

      Dreweatts 1759
    • Orest Kiprensky (1778-1836)
      May. 28, 2012

      Orest Kiprensky (1778-1836)

      Est: £200,000 - £300,000

      Orest Kiprensky (1778-1836) Portrait of Prince Mikhail Alexandrovich Galitzine (1804-1860) signed and dated 'ORESTE K/1833' (lower right) oil on canvas, with painted feigned dome 37 x 53½ in. (94 x 136 cm.)

      Christie's
    • Orest Adamovich Kiprensky (Russischer Maler. 1773
      May. 08, 2010

      Orest Adamovich Kiprensky (Russischer Maler. 1773

      Est: - €75,000

      Orest Adamovich Kiprensky (Russischer Maler. 1773 Gut Njeshinskaja bei Koporje - 1836 Rom) Portrait eines russischen... [Details + Gebotsabgabe]

      Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden
    • Orest Kiprensky (1782-1836)
      Oct. 12, 2009

      Orest Kiprensky (1782-1836)

      Est: £30,000 - £50,000

      Orest Kiprensky (1782-1836) Study of a male nude signed in Cyrillic, inscribed in Russian and dated 'Orest Kiprensky February 1803.' (on the reverse) charcoal, heightened with white chalk, on paper 20¼ x 16 3/8 in. (51.4 x 41.6 cm.)

      Christie's
    • Orest Kiprensky (1782-1836)
      Oct. 12, 2009

      Orest Kiprensky (1782-1836)

      Est: £35,000 - £45,000

      Orest Kiprensky (1782-1836) Portrait of Countess Tolstoy, Varvara Pavlovna Ushakova in Cyrillic 'Kiprenskii' (lower right); inscribed in Cyrillic 'From the album of Alexandra Andreevna Voeihov, portrait of Varvara Pavlovna Ushakova who married Count Tolstoy' and in German 'Gräfin Barbara Pavlovna Tolstoy, geb. Ouchakov Zeichnung v. Oreste Kiprensky' (on the reverse) pencil on paper laid down on card 9 1/8 x 9 5/8 in. (23 x 24.3 cm.) Executed circa 1810

      Christie's
    • Orest Adamovich Kiprensky (Koporie 1782-1836 Rome)
      Apr. 20, 2005

      Orest Adamovich Kiprensky (Koporie 1782-1836 Rome)

      Est: -

      Recto: Family Portrait: A study of five heads Verso: Sketch of steps(?) inscribed O.A.Kiprenskij in pencil on the reverse of the old mount black chalk (recto); pencil (verso); unframed 181 x 252mm

      Bonhams
    • Orest Adamovich Kiprensky (1782-1836)
      Jul. 07, 2004

      Orest Adamovich Kiprensky (1782-1836)

      Est: £3,000 - £4,000

      Recto: Family Portrait: A study of five heads Verso: Sketch of steps(?) inscribed O.A.Kiprenskij in pencil on the reverse of the old mount black chalk (recto); pencil (verso) 181 x 252mm

      Bonhams
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