Olga's Gallery

Orest Kiprensky

Sibyl of Delphi (Portrait of N. S. Semenova).

1828. Oil on canvas. The Theater Museum of A. A. Bakhrushin, Moscow, Russia. Read Note.

Orest Kiprensky. Sibyl of Delphi (Portrait of N. S. Semenova).

Nimfodora Semenova (1788-1876) Russian actress, a younger sister of famous Russian tragic actress Catherine Semenova. She was born as a serf, educated in the Theater School and after 1808 worked in Alexandrov Theater in St. Petersburg. She had a good voice and, though she was not an outstanding singer, she used to get the leading parts in all operas thanks to her beauty. She was mistress of the count V.V. Musin-Pushkin and had three daughters with him; the elder daughter, Praskovya, was married to prince Gagarin