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  • Portrait of Major-General Ivan Orlov

    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    79,5x65,5 cm

Portrait of Major-General Ivan Orlov

Russia, 1835

Ivan Alexeyevich Orlov (1795–1874) came from the nobility of the Don Cossack Host. In 1811, at the age of eleven, he was enrolled as a Cossack in a mobile militia. In 1811 he was promoted to khorunzhy (cornet) and transferred to the Life-Guards Cossack Regiment. In 1828, by now a colonel, he was appointed an aide-de-camp to the Emperor. In 1829–30 and 1833–35 he was commander of the Life-Guards Cossacks, from 1831 with the rank of major general. On 22 January 1835 Orlov was discharged from service, but just two and a half years later (on 30 August 1837) he returned as campaign ataman of the Cossack regiments making up the Separate Corps of Cossacks. In 1861 he was promoted to lieutenant general, in 1870 to a general of the Imperial Retinue.

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Portrait of Major-General Ivan Orlov

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oil

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79,5x65,5 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1946; transferred from the Museum of the Ethnography of the Peoples of the USSR

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ЭРЖ-191

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