This small, clearly signed and dated ("Oleszkiewicz /1812") oil on copper painting depicts a young well-known Russian aristocrat and friend of Alexander Pushkin, Count Fedor Ivanovich Tolstoi, called "Amerikanets" ("American") wearing a green dressing-gown trimmed with fur, seating at his writing desk. The desk features a column and a stack of books (among them is one by Swedish scientist Carl von Linne) behind it.


  • Title: Count Fedor Tolstoi
  • Creator: Józef Oleszkiewicz
  • Date Created: 1812
  • Physical Dimensions: Unframed - 28,0 cm x21,1 cm; framed - 50,7x44,9cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on copper

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