1842. Oil on canvas. The Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia. Read Note.
Nicholas Rayevsky Jr. (1801-1843) - Russian soldier, younger son of the famous Russian General Nicholas Rayevsky Sr. As a 9-year old boy he and his elder brother Alexander took part in the Battle of Smolensk, where his father held Napoleon's army for 12 hours to give time to 2 parts of Russian army to unite. Later N. R. Jr. was in military service in 1813-1841 and resigned in the rank of Lieutenant-General. He was a friend of Alexander Pushkin. See his other portrait as a young military officer