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Karl Briullov (1799–1852) Link back to Creator infobox template wikidata:Q4768
Karl Briullov

Russian painter

Date of birth/death 11 June 1852
Location of birth/death Saint Petersburg Rome
Work location Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Rome
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Title The Last Day of Pompeii wikidata:Q2521909
Object type Painting
English: Briullov visited Pompeii in 1828 and made sketches depicting the AD 79 Vesuvius eruption. The painting received rapturous reviews at its exhibition in Rome and brought Briullov more acclaim than any other work during his lifetime. The first Russian artwork to cause such an interest abroad, it inspired an anthologic poem by Alexander Pushkin, and the novel The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton. It depicts a classical topic but exhibits characteristics of Romanticism as manifested in Russian art, including drama, realism tempered with idealism, interest in nature, and a fondness for historical subjects. A self portrait is in the upper left corner of the painting, under the steeple, but not easy to identify.
Date (1830 - 1833)
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Height: 456.5 cm (179.7 in). Width: 651 cm (256.3 in).
State Russian Museum Link back to Institution infobox template wikidata:Q211043
Native name Государственный Русский музей
Location Saint Petersburg, Russia
Coordinates 59° 56′ 19″ N, 30° 19′ 57″ E Link to OpenStreetMap  Link to Google Maps
Website www.rusmuseum.ru
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Accession number AP-SRM-001
Exhibition history
English: Exhibited in Rome and then transported to the Louvre in Paris. Commissioned by Prince Anatole Demidov, who donated it to Nicholas I of Russia, who displayed it at the Imperial Academy of Arts. Transferred to the Russian Museum at its opening in 1895.
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