1776, Karpovo (Novgorod Province) - 1857, Moscow

Portrait of the Writer Varvara Lizogub


  • oil on canvas. 82,5 x 68
  • Ж-5227

  • Пост. в 1910-х от антиквара Ф. В. Веркмейстера (Москва); ранее – у Н. М. Красовской (Санкт-Петербург)

The writer and representative of the intellectual elite is depicted by the artist as if she were participating in some kind of masquerade. She is dressed in an Eastern costume and in a headdress that resembles a Russian kokoshnik. Lizogub, Varvara Ippolitovna (née Petrovskaya; dates unknown) was the wife of the colonel Vasily Ivanovich Lizogub (1801–1870). Lizogub was the author of the Zuleika narrative poem, published in August 1845, and of poetry published in the magazine Moskvityanin (1841, No. 7).

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