Portrait of a Russian peasant beauty in the national costume was created by good listed Russian painter Vasili Timofeevich Timofeev (1835 - 1914).
Singer of girls and womens heads, the author of portraits of contemporaries Vasili T. Timofeev was educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in St.Petersburg . In 1864 he was awarded with not the prestigious title "the artist of the third degree" for his work "Jew boy repeats a prayer." However, the young artist not indulged the despondency. He found his path and headed for hisfirst class artist of the second degree (1865) and the the class artist of the first degree (1866). The number of its generalized heads, as well as portraits grows, many of them familiar Visitors annual academic exhibitions: 1865 - Portrait of Khokhlov, Workshop young artist; 1867 - Portrait of Mrs. Stepanova; 1868 - Portrait of Mrs. N, Portrait of Belyaev; 1869 - Portrait of N, Portrait of Makarov; 1875 - Portrait of Murder, Portrait of Mrs. Levshina, Head of a Girl; 1885 - Three female heads, petitioner; 1889 - Womens head; Portrait of Mrs. ***.
I wonder what would be impressed by the modern viewer collected in one large hall cute faces of children and stringent faces of the noblemen and beautiful women, created by V.T Timofeev.
The biography of the artist in Russian with images of his works see under following link:
Literature: The dictionary (in Russian) by Solovjev V.D. "Russian Artists of 18-20th centuries"; "List of the Russian Painters. To the 245 anniversary of Academy of Arts " by S.N.Kondakov (in Russian) ; in on-line: Wikipedia
Inscription: signed upper right.
Technique: oil on canvas. Luxuriousy Salon original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 11 1/4 " x h 14 " (28,5 x 35,5 cm); framed w 18 7/8 " x h 22 1/2 " (48 x 57 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.