1797, Moscow - 1848, Stary Merchik (Orlov-Denisov estate), near Kharkiv
Painter, watercolour painter. Portraitist and author of compositions on historical themes. Studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1800s-10s). Awarded a minor gold medal (1809), made an academician of watercolour portrait painting (1839). Travelled across France and Germany (1842-43), lived in Moscow (1846-48). Associated with the golden age of watercolour portraiture in Russian art in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. His works were extremely popular and his customers included members of the Imperial family and the upper classes.