Oil on сanvas
78 х 65
State Russian Museum
The war with Napoleon’s army gave rise to many works dedicated to various events and episodes, including this painting by Ivan Luchaninov, done for a programme given to pupils of the Academy of Arts. For this painting, he received a medal and the title of Academician.
LUCHANINOV, Ivan Vasilievich
1781, Toropets (Pskov Province)‒1824, St Petersburg
Painter, history painter, portraitist, icon painter. Audited classes at the Imperial Academy of Arts (until 1809), student of Stepan Shchukin and Alexander Warnek. Helped to paint icons for the Kazan Cathedral (before 1812). Awarded a major gold medal and fellowship at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1812).