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1757, Glukhov - 1773 St Petersburg

Portrait of the Actor Fyodor Volkov, Founder of the First Russian Public Theatre

  • 1760 (?), 1763 (?)
  • oil on canvas
  • 67 x 53
  • Ж-4969
  • Пост. в 1923 из Музея Академии художеств, ранее – собрание И.И. Шувалова

It is the individuality of a person that strikes in this portrait of Fyodor Volkov (1729–1763). He was an actor, a theatrical figure and formed an amateur company in Yaroslavl. After that, he founded the first permanent professional public theatre in St. Petersburg. Fyodor Volkov wrote almost 15 plays and played in tragedies written by Alexander Sumarokov.


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