L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Three Russian portraits by Sergei Zaryanko

Pavel Petrovich Melnikov, engineer and administrator, 1869.
Count Fyodor Petrovich Litke, explorer and geographer,1854.
Christopher Akimovich Lazarev, Chamberlain and State Councilor, 1851.

I know next to nothing about these gentlemen - and for once I'm restraining my pedantic, biographic impulse - but the three portraits would certainly provide a definition for the expression "a speaking likeness"; the images are so vivid and expressive, one can almost imagine the sound of their voices.

Sergei Zaryanko, see here.


  1. Wow, these are lovely. Such a soft touch on the faces and so particular. Yes, you can almost imagine their voices. What a perfect way to put it.