Portrait of Peter Andreevich Tolstoy

The artist is Gzel

Tolstoy Petr Andreevich (1645 – February 17, 1729). Count (1724), statesman, diplomat. The son of the Okolnichy Andrei Vasilyevich Tolstoy and Solomonida Miloslavskaya (a distant relative of Queen Maria Ilyinichna Miloslavskaya). Participated in the Streletsky rebellion (1682), after the suppression of which he crossed the side of Tsar Peter. In 1701–1714 Ambassador to Constantinople. Senator (1714), President of the Commerce College. In 1717, he bowed to the return of Tsarevich Alexei, hiding in Naples, after which he became one of the closest proxies of Peter I. In 1718 he received the Order of St. Andrew the First -Called. He headed the secret office. In 1726 member of the Supreme Privy Council. In 1727, on charges of participating in a conspiracy, he was sentenced to death, replaced by a reference to the Solovetsky Monastery. Peter I. Time and environment. SPb, 2015. With. 126.

Dates from the Order of St. Andrew the First -Called, received. AND. Tolstoy in February 1718 for participating in the return of Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich to return to Russia. As work,. Gzel was first published in the catalog of the Builder of the Russian Museum. (Timing 1948. With. 12. Number 3). A number of researchers rightly compared him with a portrait in a mirror reflection from the museum L. N. Tolstoy (Moscow), signed and dated and.-G. Tannauer (1719). (Lebedev 1938. With. 39; Kovalenskaya 1960. With. 307–308).The studies have confirmed the technological similarity of portraits of the timing and the museum L. N. Tolstoy. (Hilimonchik 2002. With. 123). Svetlana Moiseeva / Peter I. Time and environment. SPb, 2015. With. 85.

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