The exposition is dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the birth of Vasily Polenov and includes both samples of an intimate manor portrait of Vasily Tropinin and his contemporaries - painters and graphic artists of the mid-19th century.
For the first time, the museum will host the magnificent graphic compositions of Maria Alekseevna Polenova - mother of Vasily Polenov, provided by the Museum-Reserve of V.D. Polenova. A graphic portrait of the work of the famous Berlin artist Franz Krueger, who repeatedly came to Russia at the invitation of Nicholas I, will allow you to see how the fashion for grisaille portraits so beloved by Maria Polenova came to Russia. The works of the early “Ukrainian” period of Vasily Tropinin’s work and his later works are presented at the exhibition by paintings and drawings from the museum’s collection.