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Portrait of Emperor Paul I. 1799

Shchukin Stepan,
Oil on canvas
74 х 54

State Russian Museum

Пост.: 1920 из собрания М.П. Гренстранда (Петроград)


The Emperor Paul I (1754–1801) is shown wearing the uniform of the Preobrazhensky Life Guards Regiment with the orders of St Andrew (ribbon and star), St Alexander Nevsky (star), St Anne 1st Class (cross with diamonds) and St John of Jerusalem (cross and star).

Author's Biography

Schukin Stepan

Shchukin, Stepan Semyonovich
1762, Moscow – 1828, St Petersburg
Painter, portraitist, miniaturist, author of church paintings, teacher. Son of an army corporal SemyonPetrov and EuphemiaEvlampieva. After the death of his parents, entered the Orphan House in Moscow (1765), where he received his primary education. Enrolled at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1776), portrait class of Dmitry Levitsky. Listed in the Academy’s registers as StepanSemyonov (till 1782). Awarded a major gold medal and the title of class artist (1782) for his Portrait of Teacher and Her Pupil project. Fellow of the Imperial Academy of Arts in Paris (1782–1786), studied in Paris under J. B. Suvet and A. Roslin. Nominated (1786), academician for portrait of Emperor Paul I (1797). Taught portrait painting at the Academy (from 1788), Academy councillor (1802).

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