Ivanovich Jordan (Friedrich-Ludwig)

Russia • 1800−1883

Professor of engraving. Was saudifal Mosaic Department from 1875 to 1883 (see engravers).


1800, Pavlovsk, near St. Petersburg 1883, Petersburg.

One of the best Russian engravers, the son of the court upholsterer (1800 - 1883). Was a pupil of the Imperial Academy of Arts and, after a decade of General artistic training, defined (in 1819) in the engraving class, the students..And. Utkin . Having received the Academy's small and large silver medal for excellence in drawing from life, in 1824, he finished his academic education with the title of artist XIV class and a small gold medal for an engraving of a painting by P. I. Sokolov, "mercury lulls Argus". Being left at the Academy, Jordan started the execution of engravings from paintings by A. Losenko "the Dying Abel," as the program to receive a large gold medal. Awarded her, in 1829, he sent to foreign lands, studied in Paris, the famous engraver Risome; when flashed the July revolution of 1830, he moved to London and was there to engraving strong vodka from Rimbach, have Bentley aquatint and engraving on steel at George.-G. Robinson. In 1834, in Rome, engaged in the manufacture of picture with the famous painting of Raphael's "Transfiguration," which, on the advice of K. Briullov , planned to reproduce in an engraving of great size. This enterprise Jordan has devoted 12 years of continuous, persistent work. Only were first impressions Jordanovski engravings, Roman art experts unanimously admitted that the Russian master has surpassed it its predecessors by interpretation of the beauty of the creations of Raphael, evincing a conscientious study of the original, excellent picture and a scientist, a classic cutter; later, for the Berlin, Florence and Urbino Academy admitted him as their member, and the Imperial Academy of Arts, even before (in 1844) who gave him the title of academician for the drawing for this print, on his return to the Fatherland in 1850 he was awarded the title of Professor. Shortly after Jordan took over the second major work of his life - for a large engraving of a painting by A. Egorov, "Torturing the Savior". In 1855 it took the place of the professors teaching in the class engraving Academy, made vacant by the death of S. Galaktionov , and appointed assistant Keeper of prints and original drawings in the Hermitage, after the death of Nikolai.And. Utkin, in 1860, and became the guardian of this part of the Imperial Museum. In 1871 was held in the Academy as rector of painting and sculpture, and in 1876 he received his superintendence held in her mosaic office. Advanced age and official duties did not prevent him to engage in the engraving almost until his death. From the works of the most important of the Jordan, beyond the above, should recognize: the "Madonna with the veil", with Rafael (1833), "the virgin grieving over the body of the Savior," with Cigoli (1834) and portraits of Emperor Alexander II (1875), Pennsylvania (1861), the Jordan (1871), Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich (1881), Abbot Damascene of Valaam monastery (1878) and finally, three of the luminaries of Russian painting: Yegorov, Shebuev and Levitsky (1883; the last work of the artist).

Very informative "Notes rector and Professor of the Academy of arts Fyodor Ivanovich Jordan" (M., 1918), in which the most interesting pages devoted to his stay in Italy, and communication with N. V. Gogol, K. P. Briullov, O. And Kiprensky, a A Ivanov, etc.

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