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Orest Kiprensky. Portrait of Count S. S. Uvarov. 1815-1816. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow, Russia. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]

Orest Kiprensky. Portrait of Count S. S. Uvarov.
Count Sergey Uvarov (1786-1855) was in diplomatic service in 1806-1809, through the advantageous marriage to Countess Catherine Razumovskaya acquired wealth and connections. He was the Secretary of Education in 1834-1849, the President of the Academy of Science in 1818-1855. Uvarov was a well educated man, who took an interest in literature, he was a member of the literary society "Arzamas", was in correspondence with Goethe, M-me De Stael et al

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