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The Figure of Christ (Knee-Length). 1833–1857

Ivanov Alexander,
Oil on paper mounted on canvas
61 х 44,7

State Russian Museum


Study for the painting Christ’s Appearance to the People (The Coming of the Messiah), 1833–1857, State Tretyakov Gallery

Author's Biography

Ivanov Alexander

Ivanov, Alexander Andreyevich
1806, St Petersburg -1858, St Petersburg
Painter, landscapist, history painter. Son of professor of history painting Andrei Ivanov. Studied under his father and Alexei Yegorov at the Imperial Academy of Arts. Awarded a gold medal (1827). Fellow of the Society for the Encouragement of Artists, lived in Italy (1830-58). Academician for Christ''s Appearance to Mary Magdalene after the Resurrection (1835). Worked for over twenty years on Christ''s Appearance to the Peofile, painting four-hundred studies. Pioneer of plein-air painting in Russia.

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