The Rider or Horsewoman. Portrait of Giovannina and Amacilia Pacini, the
Foster Children of Countess Yu. P. Samoilova.
Karl Pavlovich Bryullov, also transliterated
Briullov or Briuloff and referred to by his friends as "The Great Karl", was a Russian painter,
master of historical painting, portraitist, landscape and genre painter. He is regarded as a
key figure in transition from the Russian neoclassicism to romanticism.