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Portrait of the Writer Alexander Khrapovitsky. 1781

Levitsky Dmitry,
Oil on canvas
60,5 х 49

State Russian Museum


Khrapovitsky Aleksandr Vasilyevich (1749–1801) – a writer. He graduated from the Overland Gentry Corps, from a young age he was fond of literature. He was acquainted with M.V. Lomonosov. Khrapovitsky Aleksandr Vasilyevich was a friend of G.R. Derzhavin. From 1782 to 1793 he was the State Secretary of Catherine II. Since 1793 he was a senator. Mason. The author of the well-known "Memorandum Pads".
Khrapovitsky is depicted with the Order of St. Vladimir. He received the Order of St. Vladimir of the 3rd Class in 1783, and 2nd Class – in 1785.

Author's Biography

Levitsky Dmitry

Levitsky, Dmitry Grigoryevich
1735, Kiev - 1822, St Petersburg
Leading Russian eighteenth-century painter and portraitist. Son of Grigory Levitsky Nos, a priest and Ukrainian engraver. Moved to St Petersburg (c. 1758). Studied under Alexei Antropov. Worked in Moscow (17605). Nominated to the Academy (c. 1769). Academician (1770). Headed the portraiture class at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1771-87). Councillor (1776), member of the Academy council (1780). Retired for unknown reasons (1787). Worked as a free painter. Returned to the Academy council (1807).

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