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Fedotov, Pavel Andreevich

1815, Moscow 1852, St. Petersburg


Painter, graphic artist. P.A.Fedotov is known as a Genre painter and portraitist. He was born into a family of an impoverished official. From 1826-1833 he studied at the First Moscow Cadet Corps. On completion of his studies, he was selected as the most promising student and sent to the Finnish Life Guard Regiment in St. Petersburg. In the regiment P.A.Fedotov takes up amateur art, writes poetry and paints. During his service period (1834-1844) he attended classes at the Academy of Arts as a voluntary student. During this time he created a lot of drawings and watercolors, depicting scenes from regimental life. He also made a series of watercolor portraits and genre scenes. In 1844 P.A.Fedotov resigned from the army and decided to devote himself to painting. He listened to the advice of K.P.Bryullov. Three if his first paintings were exhibited at the academic exhibition in 1849. For creating his "The Major Goes a Courting" (1848) the artist won the Academician title for painting domestic scenes. For the short period (1840s-1852) the development in P.A.Fedotovs art underwent a significant evolution. The early works are marked with humour in everyday situations, which are didactic and combined with good-natured mockery. Fedotov introduced to genre painting not only the plot, but also the subsequent developing action. Some of his works resemble a theatrical mise-en-scene with a dramatical fascination of the subject. His contemporaries thought that the power of his works was in "teaching morals by means of the beautiful spectacle". In Fedotovs later works the narrative principles begin to fade and the artistic language becomes more figurative. His last paintings overwhelm with the tragic solitude and gloom
Inquest into the death of Fidelka

1844
Paper glued onto carton, sepia, pen
31,6 x 47,6

The fresh cavalier. The morning after of an official who has received his first state order

1846
oil on canvas
48,2 42,5
at 10, Lavrushinsky Lane, Hall 15

Portrait of Mikhail Petrovich Zhdanovich

1846-1847
Oil on canvas
20,6 x 18
at 10, Lavrushinsky Lane, Hall 15

Portrait of Olga Petrovna Zhdanovich

1846-1847
Oil canvas mounted on panel
17,3 x 13,3
at 10, Lavrushinsky Lane, Hall 15

Portrait of an Army Officer

1846-1847
Oil on canvas
22,3 x 16,4
at 10, Lavrushinsky Lane, Hall 15

A Choosy Old Maid

1847
Oil on canvas
38,5 x 45,4
at 10, Lavrushinsky Lane, Hall 15

Matchmaking of the major

1848
oil on canvas
58,3 75,4
at 10, Lavrushinsky Lane, Hall 15

A Fashionable Wife (Lioness)

1849
Oil on cardboard
24,5 x 29,8
at 10, Lavrushinsky Lane, Hall 15

Portrait of Pyotr Semyonovich Vannovsky

1849
Oil on canvas
22 x 16,3
at 10, Lavrushinsky Lane, Hall 15

The Aristocrats Breakfast

1849-1850
oil on canvas
51 42
at 10, Lavrushinsky Lane, Hall 15

Palace Grenadier Visiting His Former Compa ny of the Finland Regiment

1849-1850
Oil on cardboard
26,2 x 40
at 10, Lavrushinsky Lane, Hall 15

Group of Soldiers

1849-1850
Oil on canvas
43,5 x 34,3
at 10, Lavrushinsky Lane, Hall 15

Portrait of Fyodor Yevdokimovich Yakovlev

1850
Oil on cardboard
21 x 17
at 10, Lavrushinsky Lane, Hall 15

Portrait of Countess Yevdokia Petrovna Rostopchina

1850
Oil on cardboard
21 x 17
at 10, Lavrushinsky Lane, Hall 15

A Young Widow

1850
Oil on canvas
57,8 x 44,8
at 10, Lavrushinsky Lane, Hall 15

A Young Man Playing with a Dog

1850-1851
Oil on canvas
26,8 x 18,6
at 10, Lavrushinsky Lane, Hall 15

A Young Widow

1851-1852
Oil on canvas
63,4 x 48,3
at 10, Lavrushinsky Lane, Hall 15

"Encore, once again!"

18511852
oil on canvas
34,5 x 46,4
at 10, Lavrushinsky Lane, Hall 15