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Orest Kiprensky. Portrait of A. K. Shvalber. 1804. Oil on wood. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]

Orest Kiprensky. Portrait of A. K. Shvalber.
Adam Shvalber (1742-1807) was a serf of Alexey Dyakonov, to whom Orest Kiprensky was given after his birth. It is known that he was a good father to Orest. He also had a son, Alexander, and four daughters. He was released from bondage with his family in 1800 after the death of his lord

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