(b. ca. 1735, near Moscow, d. 1808, Moscow)

Portrait of Emperor Paul I as a Child

Oil on canvas
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

This painting is one of the most charming of Russian 18th-century portraits. The compositional structure and the softness and delicacy of technique are reminiscent of the Rococo style in portraiture and show clearly the influence of Rotari.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.