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  • Portrait of Archpriest Feodor Dubiansky

    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    112x81 cm

Portrait of Archpriest Feodor Dubiansky

Russia, 1761

The archpriest Feodor Yakovlevich Dubiansky (1699 – ca. 1770) was chaplain to Empress Elizabeth, who reigned from 1741 to1761. He had great influence in the Most Holy Synod, the ruling body of the Russian Orthodox Church, and at the devout Empress’s court. In 1761 Dubiansky and his sons were granted hereditary nobility. The family line died out in 1822, with the death of his grandson, also Feodor Yakovlevich. This portrait was probably painted on the occasion of the clergyman’s elevation to the hereditary nobility. The archpriest is holding a scroll in his left hand carrying an inscription that has been almost completely lost. The top line can still be made out to say “PRAISE THE LORD, MY SOUL”, but only isolated letters remain of the rest.

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Portrait of Archpriest Feodor Dubiansky

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oil

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112x81 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1966; formerly in the collection of the State Hermitage restorer N.A. Sidorov

Inventory Number:

ЭРЖ-2639

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