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  • Portrait of Alexander Chertkov

    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    85x67 cm

Portrait of Alexander Chertkov

Russia, c.1857

Alexander Dmitriyevich Chertkov (1789–1858) as a privy councillor, chairman of the Moscow Society for History and Russian Antiquities, a numismatist and creator of the Chertkov Library that became Moscow’s first generally accessible public library and was donated to the city by his son in 1872. Chertkov participated in the foreign campaigns of 1813–14 against Napoleon, retiring in the rank of colonel in 1822. He returned to active service in the Russo-Turkish War of 1827–29, retiring again in 1829 and choosing Moscow as his permanent place of residence.

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Portrait of Alexander Chertkov

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oil

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85x67 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-1968

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