1772, Nezhinskaya (St Petersburg Province) - 1836, Rome

Portrait of Alexander Dmitriyev-Mamonov


Alexander Dmitriyev-Mamonov (1788–1836): Worked for the Moscow Archives of Foreign Affairs. Fought in the national militia and the Battle of Borodino during the Patriotic War (1812). Joined the Hussars Life Guards Regiment and fought at the Battle of Leipzig (1813). Awarded the Order of St Vladimir (fourth class) and the Order of St Anne (fourth class). Entered Paris with the Russian Army (1814). Helped to quell the Polish rebellion (1830–31). Resigned from the army (1836). Talented battle-painter who depicted the Battle of Borodino and other battles of the Napoleonic Wars. Honorary fellow of the Imperial Academy of Arts. Died in Moscow. Russian Museum: From Icons to the Modern Times. Palace Editions, St Petersburg, 2015. P. 123.

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