20 December 2013

"Menshikov in Berezovo"

"Menshikov in Berezovo" (1883) / Vasily Surikov (1848-1916) / The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.

"Menšikov Berjozovos (asumisel)" (1883) / Vassili Surikov (1848-1916) / Tretjakovi Galerii, Moskva.

"Меншиков в Берёзово" (1883) / Василий Суриков (1848-1916) / Государственная Третьяковская галерея, Москва.

Postcard, 1956.
My collection.

* Prince Aleksandr Menshikov (16 November [O.S. 6 November] 1673, Moscow – 23 November [O.S. 12 November] 1729, Berezov) was a Russian statesman, whose official titles included Generalissimus, Prince of the Russian Empire and Duke of Izhora (Duke of Ingria), Prince of the Holy Roman Empire, Duke of Cosel. A highly appreciated associate and friend of Tsar Peter the Great, he was the de facto ruler of Russia for two years. He and his whole family were banished to Berezov in Siberia, where he died in exile on 23 November [O.S. 12 November] 1729. - Wikipedia.

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