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Shuvalov Ivan Ivanovich (1727–1797)-Acting Privy Counselor (1773), Ober-Camerger (1778), Lieutenant General. Favorite Empress Elizabeth Petrovna. The founder and first curator of Moscow University (1755), the first president of the Imperial Academy of Arts (IAX), also based on his project, philanthropist. Contributed to the development of sciences and arts in Russia. From 1763 to 1777 he traveled to Western Europe. Was familiar with D. Didro, f. Voltaire. Depicted with the Order of the White Eagle (tape and star; 1754). The portrait was executed by the artist before concluding a contract for entering the service in IAX as “a model of his work and abilities”.
Portrait Gallery of the Russian Museum. Persons of Russia. SPb. 2012. With. 86.