The artist is unknown
Peter I the Great (Petr Alekseevich; May 30 / June 9, 1672, Moscow − January 28 /8 February, 1725, St. Petersburg) − The last king of all Rus’ from the Romanov dynasty (from 1682) and the first Emperor All -Russian (since 1721). He was the fourteenth child of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich, but the first from the second wife, Queen Natalia Kirillovna (nee Naryshkina). The first of the Russian kings in 1698 began large -scale reforms of the Russian state and public way. Reigned from April 27 / May 7, 1682 to January 28 / February 8, 1725.
The 400th anniversary of the Romanov house. SPb, 2013. With. 112.
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.
Allegorical image: Peter I tramples enemies.
Iconographically the image of the king dates back to the original g. Neller. It is assumed that the portrait was written in engraving j. Smith (from the Nellerian original) is one of the royal painters of the arms chamber, the students of the artist Stanislav Loputsky, and that this is the very image that was “in the tower near Princess Maria Alekseevna”.