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Shubin, Fedot Ivanovich (1740 - 1805), a sculptor

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SHUBIN (SHUBNOY), Fyodot Ivanovich (1740–1805), a sculptor. He lived in St.Petersburg since 1759. In the period 1761-67 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, his teacher was H.F. Gillet. Shubin lived in Paris (1767-70) and in Rome (1770-72) receiving education grant from the Academy of Fine Arts. In 1772 he became a member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologne, in 1774 he became an academician of Russian Academy of Fine Arts. Shubin was a master of psychological sculpture portrait. Since 1774 he mostly worked to supply a demand of Emperor’s court and important noblemen (sculpture portraits of Catherine II, Paul I, P.A. Rumiantsev, B.P. Sheremetev, G.A. Potemkin, А.А. Bezborodko, etc.). Shubin made statues and reliefs for the Marble Palace and Trinity Cathedral in Alexander Navsky Laura, medallions – high reliefs of Russian Princes in the interior of Chesmensky Palace. Shubin was buried in Smolenskoye Orthodox Cemetery and later his remains were moved to Necropolis of Arts Masters in Alexander Nevsky Laura. Shubin sometimes visited country estates of noblemen to make rough sketches. In the period 1789-90 he, presumably, worked on G.A. Potemkin’s bust in the estate Ostrovky (ref. Ostrovky, palace). In 1800 Shubin several times visited Gatchina Town, in Gatchina Palace he worked on the bust of Paul I.

Kruzhnov, Yuri Nikolayevich

Bezborodko, Aleksandr Andreyevich
Catherine II, Empress
Gillet, Hichol Francois
Paul I, Emperor
Potemkin, Grigory Aleksandrovich, Highness Prince of Taurida
Rumyantsev, Pyotr Aleksandrovich
Sheremetev, Boris Petrovich, Count
Shubin, Fyodot Ivanovich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Gatchina Town

Лазарева О. П. Русский скульптор Федот Шубин. М., 1965
Яковлева Н.А. Федот Иванович Шубин, 1740-1805. Л., 1984

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Gatchina Palace -and - Park ensemble, the
Ostrovki, a country estate