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Kotzebue Evstafievich Alexander (1815-1889)

Plural, filled with weapons, horses, smoke and battle scenes Alexander Evstafevicha Kotzebue had during their appearance a great success.

Birthplace of the famous German artist in the family, in the service of the Russian emperor (a brother of the artist was the chief of the Russian army during the Crimean War, the other served by the Navy Department, under the Russian flag made traveling around the world with the discovery of a number of islands in the Pacific).

The future artist and he got a great military education - served in the Life Guards regiment of Lithuania. However, the desire for prestige and artistry outweighed the prospects of military service from 1839 to 1844 AE Kotzebue has been so successful under the leadership of A. Sauerweid batalicheskih painting in the class of the Academy of Fine Arts, at the end of training was commissioned to write the paintings from the Emperor Nicholas I.

In a pensioner's trip an artist visits many places of military glory of Russian arms. This will help AE Kotzebue best embody the future canvases historical battles. We list the key paintings of the painter: "The Battle of Narva on 19 November 1700", "Storming the Fortress Noteburg 11 October 1702", "The Battle of Zorndorf", "Capture of Berlin", "Transition Russian troops through the Devil's Bridge," "Battle of the Valley Mutenskoy "" Life Guards Izmailovo Regiment at the Battle of Borodino. " Serious illness caught batalicheskih professor of painting of the Imperial Academy of Arts AE Kotzebue during the work on canvas "Taking Shipka" - the artist to complete his plan failed.

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