30 January 2009
Dimitri Ivanovich Ivreinoff (Russian active 18th-19th Centuries)
Portrait of a Nobleman
signed and dated 'cn 1802'
2¼ in. (5.8 cm.) diameter
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The 'cn' in the signature, in Cyrillic, can be translated to 'sp' for St. Petersburg. The artist was a member of the Art Academy in that city from 1775.
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