SHCHEDRIN, Sil'vestr Fedosyevich
(b. 1791, St. Petersburg, d. 1830, Sorrento)

Terrace at Sorrento

1826
Oil on canvas, 43 x 60 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

The son of a sculptor, in 1818 Shchedrin was sent as a pensionnaire at the Académie de France in Rome. In the peninsula he earned a great reputation as a landscape artist. One of the most appealing nineteen-century Russian painters, Shchedrin was one of the first to paint from nature in Italy, expressing with originality the vision of southern light.