ALEKSEYEV, Fyodor Yakovlevich
(b. ca. 1753, St. Petersburg, d. 1824, St. Petersburg)

View of St. Petersburg

c. 1795
Oil on canvas, 62 x 101 cm
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Alekseyev's contemporaries often called him the Russian Canaletto, in recognition of his masterful vedute. The present painting depicts a view of the Bourse and Admiralty from the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg.




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