Portrait of Captain B. Kostetskiy by Karl Bryullov

Portrait of Captain B. Kostetskiy by Karl Bryullov

In the summer of 1835 K. Bryullov goes with the historical and artistic expedition of VP Orlov-Davydov to Greece and Turkey for the subsequent illustration of “Travel Notes”, and then – to Turkey, to Smyrna, Constantinople.

On the right below the signature: K. Bryullov 1835 Constantinople. On the back of the edging is the inscription: Captain I of rank Kostetsky, commander of the ship on which Bryullov sailed to Constantinople.

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