Was a Russian Romantic painter (1776-1857). Much of his life was spent as a serv; he didn't obtained his freedom until he was more than forty years old. Three of his more important works are a portrait of Alexander Pushkin and paintings called The Lace Maker and The Gold-Embroideress.
Vasily was born as a serfvof Count Munnich in the village Karpovka of Novgorod guberniya and then transferred to Count Morkovs as a part of the Munich's daughter's dowry. During his life Tropinin painted more than 3000 portraits. In 1969 the Tropinin museum was opened in Moscow.
|"The Gold Embroideress" 1826|