Peter the Great in His Workshop in Saardam
- oil on canvas. 27,7 х 38,5
Received in 1918 from the Bureau of the Department for Preservation and Registration of Monuments of Art and Antiquity Provenance: collection of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolayevich, St Petersburg
Сведения о реставрации:Реставрация: Корнякова И.Н. (1986)
Peter the Great presumed that Saardam was the centre of shipbuilding in Holland, and he therefore travelled there in 1697 to study the art of the shipwright, and took a job as a workman in a ship-yard. However, within a week Peter realised that Saardam was unimportant, and he was also annoyed by the bothersome attention of the local inhabitants, so he left for Amsterdam. This small work by Grigory Chernetsov is probably a study for a painting for a competition announced by the art patron Anatoly Demidov in 1837 of works based on subjects from the history of Peter the Great.