Vasily Sadovnikov

Born: 1800, St Petersburg
Died: 1879, St Petersburg

Painter, draughtsman. Serf of Princess Natalia Golitsyna, who was granted his freedom after her death (1837). Painted a fifty-foot panorama of Nevsky Prospekt for local publisher André Prévost (1830–35). Independently studied perspective painting and awarded the title of non-class artist (1838). Worked for Polish publisher Jan Kazimierz Wilczy?ski in Vilna (1846, 1848). Depicted the interiors of palaces and mansions and drew views in and around St Petersburg, Moscow, Kostroma, Helsinki, Vilna and Reval. Painted watercolours for an album presented by Tsar Nicholas I to Queen Victoria (1847). Academician (1852). Died in St Petersburg and buried at the St Mitrophan Cemetery (1879).

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