DAWE, George
(b. 1781, London, d. 1829, London)

Portrait of Alexander Shishkov

c. 1826
Oil on canvas, 103 x 78 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

To commemorate the Russian victory over Napoleon, Dawe painted the likenesses of many Russian officers for the Gallery of 1812 in the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. He also worked on several private commissions, including this portrait of Alexander Shishkov, president of the Academy of Sciences and minister of Education, which for unknown reasons remained unfinished.




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