Oil on canvas
58,5 х 47,5 (овал, вписанный в прямоугольник)
State Russian Museum
Grand Duke Pavel Petrovich is depicted with the ribbon of St Andrew and the cross of St Anne. Grand Duke Pavel Petrovich (1754–1801): Son of Tsar Peter III and Catherine the Great. Emperor of Russia (1796–1801). Killed in a palace coup in St Michael’s Castle in St Petersburg.
Rokotov, Fyodor Stepanovich
1732 (1735), Moscow -1808, Moscow
Painter, portraitist. Believed to have studied in his youth under Moscow icon-painters. Moved to St Petersburg (17505). Studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts (from 1760). Junior assistant (1762). Aca¬demician (1765). Returned to Moscow (17605) and worked there as a free artist.