The artist is unknown
A military man is represented in a uniform with sewing indicating his foreman. On the neck – the sign of the Order of St. Anna, the tape is worn over her shoulder, and on the left side of the chest the star of the Order of St. Alexander Nevsky. Kiirasa is decorated with a monogram of Elizabeth I. Order of St. Anna and some details of the military uniforms are written with inaccuracies, which suggest that the portrait was written by a master, little sophisticated in such details, possibly followed by a certain original. By the cover of the uniform, wig, cuirass, stylistic features and technological research, the portrait can be dated 1760s. The portrait was included in the inventory of the museum as the work of an unknown artist and an image of an unknown from the family of the counts of the Apraksins. However, such personification does not correspond to the facts, since among the gentlemen of the Order of St. Alexander Nevsky during the reign of Elizabeth Petrovna and later, until the accession to the throne of Paul I, there were no Apraxins.
N. X. Unknown artist. SPb, 2012. With. 63.