Vladimir Lukich Borovikovsky
(1757 - 1825)
Vladimir Lukich Borovikovsky was active/lived in Russian Federation. Vladimir Borovikovsky is known for Portraits.
Biography Vladimir Lukich Borovikovsky
After he painted Katharina the Great as
Minerva, the tsarina invited him to St. Petersburg in 1788. He executed
several portraits of the Russian nobility, among them miniature
portraits. His portrait of Platon Zubov was created in 1790 and is an
important example of the early period of Borowikowski.
Alexandrovitch Zubov is said to be the last favorite of Katharina the
Great. Thanks to the patronage of the Count Saltykov his military career
went smoothly and fast, which made him a member of the closest circle
of the tsarina. After the death of Count Potjemkin, he steadily gained
more political influence, however, after the tsarina died, Zubov got
into disfavor, lost political
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