Adolphe Ladurner

Born: 1798, Paris
Died: 1855, St Petersburg

French painter, draughtsman, engraver. Son of the German pianist and composer Ignaz Anton Franz Xavier Ladurner (1766–1839), nephew of the composer Josef Alois Ladurner (1769–1851). Studied under Horace Vernet in Paris. Worked in Warsaw and Dresden, before moving to Russia (1831). Opened a studio in the Hermitage and the Imperial Academy of Arts (1837), where he painted scenes from Russian military life for Tsar Nicholas I. Academician (1837), professor (1840). Awarded the Order of St Stanislaus for designing Russian military uniforms (1844). Contributed to the Paris Salon (1824–27).

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