Coloured lithograph. Printed area 200 x 140mm, 8 x 5½".
Self-portrait of Feodor Iwanowitsch (c.1765-1832), the Russian painter and copperplate engraver. Captured from a nomadic tribe of Kalmyks in Mongolia as a child, he was given by Catherine II to Princess Amelia of Baden, who, recognising his talents, gave him an education in the arts. He travelled to Greece with Lord Elgin, sketching the antiquities, then travelled to London where he oversaw the engraving of his sketches. He returned to Baden where he became Court Painter.
[Ref: 27539] £160.00