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Vasily Vereshchagin

Vasily Vereshchagin Portrait of Bachi oil painting on canvas
Portrait of Bachi
Painting ID::  97135
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Vasily Vereshchagin Portrait of Bachi oil painting on canvas



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  Vasily Vereshchagin
  (Russian: October 26, 1842 - April 13, 1904) was one of the most famous Russian battle painters and one of the first Russian artists to be widely recognized abroad. The graphic nature of his realist scenes led many of them to never be printed or exhibited. Vereshchagin was born at Cherepovets, Novgorod Governorate, Russia in 1842 as the middle of three brothers. His father was a landowner of noble birth. When he was eight years old he was sent to Tsarskoe Selo to enter the Alexander Cadet Corps, and three years later he entered the Sea Cadet Corps at St Petersburg, making his first voyage in 1858. He served on the frigate Kamchatka, which sailed to Denmark, France and Egypt. Vereshchagin graduated first in the list at the naval school, but left the service immediately to begin the study of drawing in earnest. He won a medal two years later, in 1863, from the St Petersburg Academy for his Ulysses Slaying the Suitors.
  Portrait of Bachi
  1867-1868 Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 27 X 20.5 cm cyf

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