State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Peter I in a Tavern

18th century

There are still three seals on the back of the painting, and on one of these seals, there is a count’s coat of arms that belongs to the Polish Raczyński family (reported by E.A. Yarovaya). The painting depicts a genre scene in a tavern, traditional for Dutch paintings. A man sitting on the right resembles Peter the Great. The simplified way of depicting the characters and interior details allow us to suggest that the painting was created by a Russian (?) artist “in the Dutch manner.”

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