1808. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note.
Tomilov, Alexey Romanovich (1779-1848), artillery officer, commanded the fortification works in Kronstadt (1799), in 1808 retired. During Napoleon’s Russian campaign joined the militia and formed a fighting group of his serfs, was severely wounded. Collectioner, patron of arts, one of the founders of the Society for Promotion of artists, honored member of the Academy of Arts. His house in St. Petersburg always welcomed young artists. Tomilov was friend of many outstanding artists of his time