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Tsarina Natalia and Tsarevich Peter at the Red Porch

Demidov Vasily,
Oil on canvas
79 х 106

State Russian Museum

Пост. в 1962 от Е. И. Барыковой (Ленинград)


This painting by Vasily Demidov shows Tsarina Natalia Cyrilovna coming out onto the porch of the palace with both Tsars, Ivan and Peter, and members of the clergy. In all probability the scene depicts a ritual connected to Peter’s name-day when, in reply to the greetings of the people, he could pardon criminals.

Author's Biography

Demidov Vasily

Demidov, Vasily Kuzmich
Artist of the first half of the 19th century. Years of birth and death unknown
Painter, author of historical subjects. Non-Commissioned Officer of the Court Stable Department. Occasional student of the Imperial Academy of Arts (from 1833), studied under Karl Brullov. Awarded the title of non-class artist (1836) for Liberation of Moscow by Prince Pozharsky and Citizen Minin. Awarded a minor silver medal (1837); nominated to the Imperial Academy of Arts (1839) for Last Fight of Ermak. Contributed to exhibitions of the Imperial Academy of Arts. The Imperial Academy of Arts Board approved a study for Olga Meeting Grand Prince Igor (1846). He was awarded the title of academician for the study Siege of the Trinity Lavra of St Sergius in 1610 (1848).

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