Portrait of Peter I

The artist is Drozhdin

A copy of the portrait of work I. Amigoni (without a figure of Minerva) (between 1732 and 1734; GE).

Peter I (Great; 1672–1725) – the youngest son of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich. Since 1682 – Tsar (until 1696, together with his brother John V). Since 1721 – the first emperor of the All -Russian. The foreign and domestic policy pursued by him aimed to integrate Russia into the international European system. Under Peter I, all spheres of public life were subjected to reform: public administration, church, army, education, household culture. He founded the Russian fleet, waged wars with Turkey for access to the Black Sea and with Sweden – to the Baltic, in order to provide Russia with waterway to Western Europe.

Depicted with the Order of St. Andrew the First -Called (tape and star). The portrait was presented by Catherine II in 1795 to the Alexander Nevsky Lavra, where he entered the Russian Museum.

Portrait Gallery of the Russian Museum. Persons of Russia. SPb. 2012. With. fifteen.

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