Enrolled as a pupil in the Academy of Arts, Losenko very soon became an assistant to academic teachers and was given the position of apprentice. Assessing the talent of the
In 1769, Losenko returned to Petersburg, where he was asked to paint a picture for the title of academician of historical painting. The artist creates a work on a theme
During this period, Losenko paid a lot of attention to the picturesque sketches of the naked body; as a result, the famous canvases “Abel” and “Cain” appeared. They affected not
In 1773, Losenko began, but did not manage to finish his second historical picture – “Hector’s Farewell to Andromache”; this partly explains some sketchiness in the pictorial interpretation of images.
The adventures of Tobias and his companion and guardian, the archangel Raphael, are described in the book of Tobit. The story begins in Nineveh during the time of the expulsion