c.1850. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note.
Tolstoy, Feodor Petrovich (1783 St. Petersburg – 1873 St. Petersburg), Count, belonged to a noble family. In 1802, he graduated from a military college as a naval officer. But his passion for arts made him to retire in 1804 and enter the Academy of Arts. In 1810 he was admitted to St. Petersburg Mint as a designer of medals. In 1828 he became a Vice-president of the Academy, in 1842 its professor