Olga's Gallery

Orest Kiprensky


Portrait of Countess C. P. Rostopchina.

1809. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note.

Orest Kiprensky. Portrait of Countess C. P. Rostopchina.

Countess Catherine Rostopchina wife of Count Fedor Rostopchin, who, being the governor of Moscow in 1812, was behind the idea of setting fire to Moscow when it was occupied by Napoleon, which led to the French leaving the city