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Borovikovsky, Vladimir Lukich (1757-1825), an artist

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BOROVIKOVSKY, Vladimir Lukich (1757–1825), painter. He studied painting from his father, started with icon painting. In 1775 he took military service. Since 1788 he lived in St.Petersburg, where came into close contact with G.R. Derzhavin and N.A. Lvov and their circle. Up to 1792 Borovikovsky took lessons from D.G. Levitsky and J.B. Lampi Senior. He became academician of painting (1795), since 1802 he was a councillor at the Imperial Academy of Arts. Borovokovsky created portraits of many of his contemporaries, he worked in the genre of miniature. Among his students one can find A.G. Venetsianov. Borovikovsky died in St.Petersburg, he was buried in Smolenskoye Cemetery; later his remains were moved to XVIII century Necropolis in Alexander Nevsky Laura. In 1796 he painted the portraits of Princess Maria Fyodorovna and her daughters Aleksandra Pavlovna and Yelena Pavlovna in Gatchina Town. Since 1800s Borovikovsky constantly visited A.N. Olenin’s Priyutino estate, where he painted several portraits of the hosts and their guests.

Kruzhnov, Yuri Nikolayevich

Aleksandra Pavlovna, Grand Duchess
Borovikovsky, Vladimir Lukich
Derzhavin, Gavrila Romanovich
Lampi Senior, Johann Baptist
Levitsky, Dmitry Grogoryevich
Lvov, Nikolay Aleksandrovich
Maria Fyodorovna, Empress
Olenin, Aleksey Nokolayevich
Yelena Pavlovna, Grand Duchess

Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Gatchina Town

Алексеева Т. В. Владимир Лукич Боровиковский и русская культура на рубеже XVIII–XIX веков. М., 1975
Гришина Л.И., Файнштейн Л.А., Великанова Г.Я. Памятные места Ленинградской области. Л., 1973., 131
Чижова И. Б. Судьба придворного художника: В. Л. Боровиковский в Петербурге. СПб., 2001., 131

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"Priyutino", a literary and art estate-museum