Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Off to Russia - Ivan Argunov 1729-1802



Ivan Argunov (Russian artist, 1729-1802)  Empress Elizabeth


Argunov was a serf belonging to Count Sheremetev. He had grown in the family of his uncle, Semyon Mikhaylovich Argunov, who was a steward of princess Cherkassky and later a major-domo for Count Sheremetev. For many years Semyon managed Sheremetev's house on Millionnaya street in Saint-Petersburg, the house where Ivan grew up.  Between 1746–1749 Ivan Argunov studied painting with a German artist named Georg Grooth who at the time was in employ of the Emperess Elizabeth of Russia. Ivan also got lessons from his cousins Fedor Leontyevich Argunov & Fedor Semenovich Argunov, who were working in Saint-Petersburg as painters decorating the Imperial residences.



Ivan Argunov (Russian artist, 1729-1802) Female portrait



Ivan Argunov (Russian artist, 1729-1802)  Anna Lazareva Akimovna 1769



Ivan Argunov (Russian artist, 1729-1802) Portrait of Kalmyk girl Annushka, 1767



Ivan Argunov (Russian artist, 1729-1802) Varvara Razumovskaya



Ivan Argunov (Russian artist, 1729-1802)  Countess Varvara Sheremeteva 1760



Ivan Argunov (Russian artist, 1729-1802) Anna Petrovna Sheremeteva (1744-1768)



Ivan Argunov (Russian artist, 1729-1802) Anna Petrovna Airport



Ivan Argunov (Russian artist, 1729-1802) Anna Petrovna Naryshkin, nee Saltykov, the wife of Field Marshal Boris Petrovich Sheremetev



Ivan Argunov (Russian artist, 1729-1802)  Tatyana Alexandrovna Vetoshnikovoy. 1786



Ivan Argunov (Russian artist, 1729-1802) B. P. Sheremetyevo (youngest daughter of PB Airport) to 1768



Ivan Argunov (Russian artist, 1729-1802) Catherine Melgunov Aleksandrovny 1777



Ivan Argunov (Russian artist, 1729-1802)  Elizabeth Streshnevo in childhood. 1760



Ivan Argunov (Russian artist, 1729-1802) Portrait of Catherine II, 1762



Ivan Argunov (Russian artist, 1729-1802) Portrait of Countess Tolstoy, nee Lopukhina, 1768



Ivan Argunov (Russian artist, 1729-1802) Portrait of Princess Ekaterina Alexandrovna Lobanova-Rostovskaya, 1754



Ivan Argunov (Russian artist, 1729-1802) Unknown Woman in Russian Costume



Ivan Argunov (Russian artist, 1729-1802) Woman in a Blue Dress



Ivan Argunov (Russian artist, 1729-1802) Portrait of Grand Duchess Ekaterina Alexeyevna