State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Portrait of Grigory Dolgoruky

18th century (?)

  • oil on canvas. 87,5 х 65

  • Received in 1941 from the State Museum of Ethnography of the Peoples of the USSR (as part of the collection of the Department of History of Everyday Life, State Russian Museum)

  • State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Grigory Dolgoruky (Dolgorukov) (1656–1723) Prince, Actual Privy Councillor (1709), diplomat. Captain of the Life-Guards Preobrazhensky Regiment (1695). Took part in the Azov campaign and the Battle of Poltava. In 1700 Peter the Great sent him to the Polish king Augustus II to discuss their military moves against the Swedes. During the following periods: 1701–1706, 1709–1712, 1715–1721 Dolgoruky was the Russian ambassador to Poland; he was also a senator (1721).

The work was acquired by the Hermitage as a portrait of Vasily Dolgoruky painted by an unknown artist. The portrait was identified based on the engraving made by Alexei Grachev in the beginning of the 19th century.

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