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
. Tannauer was highly appreciated by the Russian nobility. He painted
portraits of the tsar’s family and also the first personas of the country.
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.