Portrait of I. K. Bilibin the Big.
1801. Oil on canvas. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. More. [Order a Print]
Bilibin the Big, Ivan Kharitonovich
(? - 1808) a merchant of the top guild and industrialist. In 1795-1798 and 1804-1807, he was the Burgermeister of the city of Kaluga. Had two sons: Ivan Ivanovich Bilibin
(dates of life uknown) and Yakov Ivanovich Bilibin
(1779-1854). The later was married to M. I. Kusova from a family of St. Petesburg merchants; and during the war with Napoleon in 1812, he donated 200,000 rubles to outfit militias. After 1912, the portraits were sold to the Russian Museum by the great-grandson of Y.I. Bilibin, Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin, a famous Russian painter. See: Dmitry Levitzky. Portrait of I. K. Bilibin the Big. Portrait of I. I. Bilibin. Portrait of Y. I. Bilibin.