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ORLOVSKY, Alexander Osipovich

1777, Warsaw å 1832, St Petersburg

Draughtsman, lithographer, painter, genre artist, portraitist, landscapist, battle-painter, animalist. Studied in Jean Pierre Norblin de la Gourdaine s studio in Warsaw. Lived in St Petersburg (from 1802) where he was in the staff of Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich. Academician for Cossack Bivouac (1809). Created Horsemen (1816), the first dated lithograph in Russia. At the end of the 1810s through the 1820s, he created several series of
lithographs of scenes from Russian folk life that were very successful. A rare example of the artist s work in book graphic art is his illustrations to the fables of Ivan Krylov (1824). Intended for publica¬tion in 1825, they were printed by the Circle of Lovers of Fine Publications only in 1907.

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Cossack with a Lance on a Horse
Cossack with a Lance on a Horse
Late 1800s — early 1810s
Голова лошади
Голова лошади
1807
Self-Portrait
Self-Portrait
Late 1810s — early 1820s
Путешественник в кибитке, или Сани, запряженные тройкой
Путешественник в кибитке, или Сани, запряженные тройкой
1819
Городские дрожки
Городские дрожки
1820
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