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Alexey Venetsianov. Portrait of M. A. Fonvizin. 1812. Pastel. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]

Alexey Venetsianov. Portrait of M. A. Fonvizin.
Mikhail Alexandrovich Fonvizin (von Vizin) 1787-1854 officer of Izmaylovsky regiment, retired in 1822 in the rank of general-major, nephew of the Russian writer Denis I. Fonvizin; participant of the war with Napoleon in 1812, 1813-1814, member of the freemason society; member of the North Society, which organized anti-tzar plot in December 1825. Was accused and sent to Siberia. He is the author of memoirs, articles on history and philosophy

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