Frenchman in the Russian service. Nephew and disciple of the famous architect Jean-F. Blondel. Studied in Paris. In 1750-1752 he. lived in Italy. In 1759, Mr.. invited gr. I. I. Shuvalov in Ros-UIS is a professor of architecture at the newly founded Academy of Arts. Much fruitful work in St. Petersburg (one with a. F. Kokorinov). He has also worked in Moscow and in the estate to. G. Razumovsky in Pecheri. In 1766 - 1767 he. traveled to France for treatment. On return of schenii in Russia has been building small, mostly engaged in teaching at the Academy of Arts. In 1775, Mr.. resigned and went home.
. The brilliant representative of early klassitsiz-ma, skillfully combined the large-scale sooru zheny with the subtlety of elaboration and proportionality of parts.
. Major works: in St. Petersburg - The Academy of Fine Arts
(apparently, only the main facade on the Neva), warehouses, ship timber "But-wai Holland (the facade, the building itself is built Chevakinsky), Church of St.
. Catherine on the Nevsky prospect. Small Hermitage (the so-called Lamotte Pavilion, overbuilt). Kontraktova (after completion Rinaldi), the palace of Count Chernyshev on washing (in place of the Mariinsky Palace), the church and palace in Pochep (Bryansk region)..
History of Russian Architecture. Spb., Stroiizdat Spb., 1994. S.567
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