Olga's Gallery

Orest Kiprensky


Portrait of A. K. Shvalber.

1804. Oil on wood. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note.

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