Карл Павлович Брюллов Karl Briullov (1799-1852) - Midday (1831)
Russia Stamp Issued 1973
The Russian Museum, St Petersburg
This Russian painter of French descent was highly successful and popular in his day, with his work being quite significant as is documents the transition from neoclassicism to romanticism in Russian painting.
Briullov also gained success in Italy, particularly when he began doing historical works, such as the Last Days of Pompeii.