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Carl-Ludwig Johann Christineck

(1732/3 - 1792/94)


            German in origin and education Carl Ludwig Johann Christineck lived in Russia all his life. He was called Login Zakharovich in Russian. In St. Petersburg he owned a big house with a garden. All his sons became Russian citizens and entered Russian service. His manner of painting is a little bit dry, modelsí faces are doll-like, their poses are stiff. But at the same time his portraits have certain charm: the lines are exact, the colors are clean, the dresses and accessories are beautifully and clearly painted. The fashion of the Russian aristocracy of the 18th century is reflected precisely and with love.

Bibliography:
Paintings of the 18th-early 20th centuries from the Reserves of the Russian Museum. by K. Mikhailova and G. Smirnov. Leningrad. 1982.
Famous Russians in the 18th and 19th centuries. St. Petersburg. 1996.

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