Brilliant samples of virtuosic possession of the brush and. by all means of the ceremonial image of steel in the work of Borovikovsky’s portrait of G. Derzhavin. The artist captures an energetic, powerful husband, a senator, a member of the Russian Academy and a famous poet – a man keen on public affairs, educational ideals and creativity. The painter writes the great son of Russia with utmost respect and with a friendly disposition.
Full of strength and energy, with a ruddy face, Derzhavin is depicted seated in an armchair by a desk, littered with manuscripts. In general, the composition and