Portrait of V.N.Basnin. 1821


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Vasiliev Mikhail. 1784 - after 1839

Portrait painter. Worked in Irkutsk, gave drawing classes at Irkutsk Gymnasium. In 1800 - 1820-is painted the portraits of Basnins family members: V.N.Basnin (1803; 1821), his wife .. Basnina (1821), their son Innokenty (1827).

Portrait of V.N.Basnin. 1821

Oil on canvas. 76 60,5


Signed and dated, bottom right: 1821 .... Reverse side inscription: 22 . 1821 . 28 9- . :: 30 . 1822- 15 4- i.

SHM
Inv. 85529/I-5589

Purchased in 1953 from S.N.Basnina, Moscow; earlier - in the private collection of Basnins family in Irkutsk.
Basnin Vasily Nikolaevich (1799-1876), Kyahtin and then Irkutsk merchant, Mayor of Irkutsk (1850-1852). Since 1854 lived in Moscow. Studied history and botany, was engaged in meteorological monitoring. Since 1851 - member of the Russian Imperial Geographical Society. Collected books, engravings and scores. The author of the memoirs Impressions of the Young Siberian, in which he describes his journey to St.Petersburg in 1828.






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