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Tobogganing on the Neva. 1792

Atkinson John,
Oil on canvas
81 x 107

State Russian Museum

Пост. в 1930 из ГЭ


John Augustus Atkinson depicts traditional Russian Shrovetide fun and games. In the background are the English Embankment on the right and the Admiralty on the left.

Author's Biography

Atkinson John

Atkinson, John Augustus (1775, London — after 1831, London)
English painter and engraver. Author of compositions on historical subjects, cityscapes and
genre scenes. Moved to Russia (1784) with his foster-father and teacher, the famous English engraver James Walker, who had been invited to Russia by Catherine II. Painted pictures on subjects from Russian history and portraits. Returned to England (1801), contributed annually to the Royal Academy exhibitions. Member of the English Society of Watercolour Painters.

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