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Zichy Mikhail

( draftsman and painter)

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(1829 - 1906), originally from Hungary. He studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. Earned fame paintings exhibited in Vienna: "convalescent girl prays in front of the Virgin, . "Dying Knight", . "Zakolachivanie coffin of the child" (in the Budapest Museum), . was invited by Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of teacher of drawing and painting to her daughter, . Grand Duchess Ekaterina Mikhailovna,
. Soon he had to abandon the teaching profession and earn our livelihood by producing drawings for sale and retouching portraits svetopisnyh. Improvement in their situation Zichy obliged Theophile Gautier, who visited in 1858. Petersburg. In his book "Voyage en Russie" Gauthier Zichy devoted a whole chapter, thus greatly raised his reputation in the eyes of Russian public. From 1859 to 1873. Zichy was a court painter and at that time performed a number of drawings, . depicting various incidents of life at court, . imperial hunting scene, . cartoon people, . close to the court (located mostly in the imperial palaces and the release of the highest personages),
. They are reproduced in watercolors main episodes of the coronation of Emperor Alexander II, for which he received the title of academician. In 1874,. Zichy went to Paris where he painted "The Austrian Empress Elizabeth lays a wreath on the coffin Deak, and placed the pictures in illustrated magazines. Since 1880. Zichy again in Russia and working as a draftsman, a reporter of ceremonies, entertainment and family events of the highest court. From his works are given more pictures: "The Messiah and Luther in the Wartburg", . Man between intelligence and stupidity ", . "Jewish martyrs", . "Florentine orgy", . "The death of the king Candaule", . "Earth thou art and into the ground return,", . "Tamara and the Demon" (in Lermontov's poem), . "Pawnbroker", . "Bernard Palissy", . "Last minute Werther", . Project theater curtain for Anichkov Palace ",
. Artworks Zichy are in the museum of Alexander III and the Tretyakov Gallery.


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