Portrait of N. P. Sheremetyev by Ivan Argunov

The grandson of the first Russian Count, Peter I’s associate Boris Sheremetev, Count Nikolai Petrovich Sheremetev, after his father’s death inherited enormous possessions: Kuskovo with the serf theater and Ostankino.

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Portrait of N. N. Muraviev by Ivan Argunov

Muravyov, Nikolai Nikolayevich – statesman, adjutant-general, general from the infantry. With honors he took part in the wars of 1812-1814, then served in the Caucasus and took part in military

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Self-portrait by Ivan Argunov

Great popularity Ivan Argunov, serf artist brought his stunning portraits. During his long life, Argunov wrote a huge number of portraits, he wrote both ordinary people and monarchs. Argunov aspired

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