A Sly Game - 18th Century
Not much is known about this painting. There is, however, some information about the artist that painted it.
Ivan Philipovich Tupylev (1758 - 1821) - historical painter and portraitist, a graduate of the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts since 1764, he received a drawing of two silver medals (in 1774 and 1777, respectively), in 1779 awarded him first of all the gold medal, established by Mrs. Rzhevsk for artists who distinguished themselves in the expression. Wrote mainly portraits of personages of the image and the royal family and other noble persons.