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Ostrovsky Grigory Silovich. 1756-1814
Portrait-painter. Icon-painter. Petty bourgeois from Veliky Ustyug, son of a priest.
Painted murals in some of the churches in Veliky Ustyug, but never belonged to the local icon-painters guild. In 1770-ies - 1780-ies was employed as a portrait-painter at the aristocratic Cherevinsí estate Neronovo in Soligalich district.
Biographical data is based on the V.M.Sorokatyís hypothesis. He identifies G.S.Ostrovsky, the icon-painter from Ustyug, with portrait-painter G.Ostrovsky from Soligalich. (Sorokaty V.M. Voprosy biografii G.Ostrovskogo i iskusstvo portreta v Velikom Ustyuge XVIII c.// Pamyatniki Kulítury: Novye otkrytiya. 1989. L.1990. P. 256-299).
Portrait of an Unknown Lady. 1777
Oil on canvas. 61,5 ű 51
Signed and dated, back of the canvas, removed during the restoration (duplication of the canvas): 1777. ŌŤŮŗŪ √.ő.
Received in 1923 from the Cherevinsíestate Neronovo.
Sitter is thought to be Elena Ivanovna Okulova, born Cherevina.