Johann Gottfried Tannauer, a German artist, was born and trained in Saxony.
He was one of the first masters, who came to Russia on invitation of Peter
I. Tannauer was highly appreciated by the Russian nobility. He painted
portraits of the tsarís family and also the first personas of the country.
Johann Gottfried Tannauer
Russian Art of Peter I the Great Period. Leningrad. 1990.
Paintings of the 18th-early 20th centuries from the Reserves of
the Russian Museum. by K. Mikhailova and G. Smirnov. Leningrad. 1982.