Oil on canvas
46 x 55
State Russian Museum
Пост. в 1918 из собрания Е.Е. Рейтерна, Петроград
Reutern, Gerhardt von (Evgraf Romanovich) (1794, Gute Rosthof, Livonia Gubernia — 1865, Frankfurt-am-Main)
Painter, portraitist, genre artist, landscapist, author of history paintings. Studied at the St. Peter School in St. Petersburg. Joined a Hussar regiment (1811), fought in the war against Napoleon. Lost his right arm in the Battle of Leipzig (1813). Left the Russian Army to dedicate himself to painting (1819), worked with his left hand. Travelled across Italy and Germany, lived in Switzerland and studied in Düsseldorf. Nominated to the Imperial Academy of Arts (1835), later — academician. Painter to the Imperial family with the right to live abroad (1837). Settled in Frankfurt-am-Main (1844).