(1699 - 1761)
Ivan Yakovlevich Vishnyakov,
a famous Russian painter, was a pupil of Louis Caravaque, a French artist,
who worked in Russia. He worked in the 1730s in the Painting Department
of the Ministry of Construction, and became the Head of that Department
after the untimely death of Andrey
Matveev in 1739. Only a few of his paintings remained, the most famous
is Sarah Eleanor Fermore (c.1750).
De l’histoire du realisme dans la peinture russe. Moscow. 1982.