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The Readers. Pietro dei Rotari (Italian, 1707-1762). Oil on canvas. The State Tretyakov Gallery.

While Rotari sometimes produced images of the children and young ladies of the nobility, more frequently his portraits constitute an almost nationalistic survey of Russian villagers and peasants. A group of 50 was presented by Elizabeth to the new Russian Academy of Art.


Julius Sergius von Klever:

a Russian landscape painter of Baltic German parents.
Klever attended the Gymnasium in Tartu and in 1867 the Russian Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, where he landscape painting under Mikhail Klodt and Warjabjow devoted.
He then formed by nature studies in the Baltic provinces of Russia continued. From 1873 he participated in numerous exhibitions and outside Russia. In 1878 he became a member of the St. Petersburg Academy and in 1881 professor of landscape painting at the same.
His favorite area is the Russian forest whose sublime melancholy he knows how to portray especially in winter at sunset with great clarity. But he also understands the peculiar character of the Russian forest takes in spring and autumn, to hold with simple natural truth.


Guram Dolenjashvili (Georgian: გურამ დოლენჯაშვილი; born 9 March 1943 in Kutaisi) is a Georgian painter often working in a monochrome technique. He is a Meritorious Artist of Georgia and an honorary member of Russian Academy of Arts (since 2004).

Dolenjashvili was born in Kutaisi. He graduated from the Tbilisi Academy of Arts in 1968 where he studied in the shop of Lado Grigolia. He mostly lived in Kutaisi but travel led to Russian North, White Sea, Kamchatka and Chukotka. His works are exhibited in the Art Museum of Georgia, Tretyakov Gallery, Pushkin Museum, Russian Museum and many others.

Many of his works are landscapes made in black and white, using a graphite pencil or etching with slightly surrealist shifting of reality still he is often considered a follower of traditions Russian realist landscapers of Ivan Shishkin and Yuly Klever. Now, Guram signed the agreement with Raffian Art to produce limited editions of giclees.

Portrait of Countess Olga Orlova-Davydova, born Princess Bariatinsky (1814-1876) (c.1840). Christina Robertson (Scottish, 1796-1854). Art Museum Radishtshev (Saratov).

In 1840 Robertson was invited to travel to St Petersburg to paint a series of portraits of the Imperial royal family. She was made a member of the Russian Imperial Academy of Arts in 1841 and thereafter made a series of visits to St Petersburg, establishing a studio there in 1849.