Karl Brulloff. Portrait of G. N. and V. A. Olenin. 1827. Watercolor on paper. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. More.
Olenin, Grigoriy Nikanorovich (1797-1843), military officer and Russian in diplomat. He retired from the armed forces in 1827 in the rank of captain. After 1830, he was a special officer in the Ministry of Finance. He later became an assistant of the State Secretary in the State Council. Olenin was also an amateur artist. He married to Varvara Alexeevna (1802-1877), daughter of Alexey Nikolayevich and Yelena Markovna Olenins.