Olga's Gallery

Valentin Serov

Portrait of Ivan Zabelin.

1892. Oil on canvas. The History Museum, Moscow, Russia. Read Note.

Valentin Serov. Portrait of Ivan Zabelin.

Zabelin, Ivan Egorovich (1820-1908) historian, archeologist, one of the founders of Historical Museum in Moscow, academician of the Academy of Arts (1892), Correspondent Member (1884) and then Honored Member (1907) of the Academy of Science. Headed excavations of Scythians’ hill Tchertomlyk, ancient Greek cities of Phanagohria and Olvia. Gathered a big collection of manuscripts of 15th-18th centuries. Author of scientific works, one of the most famous is Everyday life of the Russian people XVI-XVII centuries (1869)