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

Portrait of Count Ivan Shuvalov

Oil on canvas, 64 x 50 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Ivan Ivanovich Shuvalov (1727-1797) was called the Maecenas of the Russian Enlightenment and the first Russian Minister of Education. Russia's first theatre, university, and academy of arts were instituted with his active participation.

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