Peter I interrogates Tsarevich Alexei in Peterhof by Nikolay Ge

Peter I interrogates Tsarevich Alexei in Peterhof by Nikolay Ge

In the picture of Ge NN with a name that speaks for itself, “Peter I interrogates Tsarevich Alexei in Peterhof” depicts a room in which there are two people: Peter I and his son Alexei. Already only one glance at the picture, we can say with confidence that there is a mutual disagreement between these people.

Peter I looks at his son with an angry and menacing look, condemning him for some misconduct. His majestic and proud posture speaks of obvious discontent. He looks at Alexis expectantly, as if waiting for his excuses or remorse for what he has done. His turned posture in the opposite direction from his son can say that he is trying, as if to hide from something, and does not even want to hear what his son says.

Alexey, in turn, obediently stands before his father. Pale, lanky, gently resting his hand on the table. He bowed his head and lowered his eyes, evident that he was ashamed, and he felt guilty. Perhaps he even fears the anger of his father. The penetrating gaze of Peter I seems to burn him from the inside out.

All the decoration in the room is very rich. Luxury is everywhere. A wooden table is covered with a thick road covered with a tablecloth with gilding. On the table are some documents and an inkwell with a pen. On the floor lies part of the document. We can assume that he was there not accidentally. Perhaps, Peter I in a fit of anger, threw him on the floor under his feet.

On the walls hang ancient paintings in massive frames, which in combination with a large fireplace create a special color. Carved chairs and armchairs, lined with a red cloth, serve as an excellent addition to the entire decoration.

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