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1680s, Moscow (?) - After 1741

Painter, portraitist. Son of a Moscow priest, brother of Roman Nikitin. Possibly educated at the Armoury School of Printing in Moscow. Lived in St Petersburg (from 1711). Studied under Tommaso Redi in Florence as a fellow of Peter the Great (1716-19). Returned to Russia (1720). Court portraitist (from 1721). Painted life portraits of Peter the Great on Kronstadt (1715-21). Married and divorced Maria Fyodorovna Mamens, lady of the bedchamber to Empress Catherine I (1727). Arrested in St Petersburg in connection with the libelling of Archbishop Feofan Prokopovich (1732). Spent five years in the Peter and Paul Fortress. Exiled to Siberia (1737). Released by the Privy Council (1742). Died on the way from Siberia to Moscow. 

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The Mediateka

Year: 2016 | An interactive program | Language: Russian, English

The programme was developed based on the temporary exhibition Peter the Great: His Era and His Inner Circle, which took place in the Russian Museum from December 17, 2015 to April 3, 2016.

Year: 2015 | A video film | Language: Russian | Duration: 08:25
Year: 2003 | A video film | Language: Russian | Duration: 26:00
Year: 2003 | A video film | Language: Russian | Duration: 26:00
Year: 2001 | A video film | Language: Russian | Duration: 01:14:44

Online lectures

Peter the Great. His Time and Circle. A lecture

С.В. Моисеева

16 February 2016

Лекция "Русское искусство XVIII века"

А.В. Прозорова

26 February 2013

«Виртуальный Русский музей» в социальных сетях: