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Valentin Serov. Portrait of P. Semenov-Tyan-Shansky. 1905. Charcoal, color pencils, chalk on paper. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. More. Order a Poster or Print

Valentin Serov. Portrait of P. Semenov-Tyan-Shansky.
Semenov-Tien-Shansky, Peter Petrovich (1827-1914), geographer, botanist, public and state figure, collector of old Holland paintings. He was the head of the Russian Geographical Society (since 1873) and Russian Entomological Society (since 1889). In 1856-57 researched Tien-Shan and was the first to give its scientific description. Organized a number of other expeditions to Central Asia. He was in charge of publishing of several scientific works on geographical description of Russia

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