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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. 

Collection of the Russian Museum

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Portrait of the Tsarevna Praskovia Ivanovna
Portrait of the Tsarevna Praskovia Ivanovna
Portrait of the Tsarevna Natalia Alexeyevna, Sister of Peter I
Portrait of the Tsarevna Natalia Alexeyevna, Sister of Peter I
Before 1716
Portrait of a Field Hetman
Portrait of a Field Hetman
1720s (1726 or 1727 (?))
Peter I on His Death Bed
Peter I on His Death Bed
Early 1725
Portrait of Baron Sergei Stroganov, Youngest Son of the Salt manufacturer Grigory Stroganov and his Wife Maria
Portrait of Baron Sergei Stroganov, Youngest Son of the Salt manufacturer Grigory Stroganov and his Wife Maria
1726
Родословное дерево русских государей
Родословное дерево русских государей
Portrait of a Young Man in a Green Coat
Portrait of a Young Man in a Green Coat
Before 8 August 1732
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