Vasilchikov Alexander( Chamberlain Imperial Court, an art lover and writer)
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Biography Vasilchikov Alexander
(1832 - 1890). Upon completion of the course at Moscow University, he served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russia's mission in Rome and later at the Russian Embassy in Karlsruhe, was in 1879 - 1889 years the director of the Imperial Hermitage Museum and from 1882 to 1886. Chairman of the Imperial Archaeological Commission. Provided an important service to the iconography of the Russian edition of the dictionary of Russian portraits ( "Liste alphabetique de portraits russes", . 1871, . two volumes), also known as the author of an extensive, . remaining, . unfortunately, . unfinished historical writings "Family Razumovsky",
. A. Somov.