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Nikolai Dmitrievich Dmitriev-Orenburg
Nikolai
 Dmitrievich Dmitriev-Orenburg
Russia 1837−1898
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Ten most creative years of his life (1875−1885) Nikolai Dmitrievich Dmitriev-Orenburg held in Paris, where most of his writings were sold and gradually lost in subsequent generations in the often capricious memory of history, the history of painting as a private case. But also from established N. D. Dmitriev-Orenburg, which came before us, speaks of him as a worthy Russian artist.

Preparing for military service young man and his roditeley knowledgeable people persuaded to enter the Academy of fine arts, where he studied with F. A. Bruni. For his drawings from life and the picturesque sketches of Nikolay Dmitriev was awarded the silver medals of the different values (in 1856 — 2 and 1 silver; in 1857 — 2 silver; in 1858 — 1 silver; in 1860 — 2 gold for the painting «Olympic games»), but in academic competitions in recent years training N. Dmitriev fails. His painting «the Grand Duchess Sophie vitovtovna pulls the belt from Prince Vasili Squint» (1861) and «Streletsky rebellion» (1862) does not cause the favorable attitude of the academic authorities. Probably not coincidentally at the young artist «does not go» historical paintings pathetic content. Because it is more interested in the lives of ordinary people. It shows a lot in these years, N. Nekrasov and Turgenev, and every summer travels to the Russian village, studying the life of peasants. As a result, the shows appear his genre paintings, the best of which — «Drowned in the village» (1867) brought him fame and the title of academician (since that time the artist begins to sign a double name, which will remain with him for life).

While living in Paris, N. D. Dmitriev-Orenburg not break with the Motherland. He travels every summer in Russian village, writes a lot of sketches. The artist was one of the organizers of the society of mutual assistance and charity Russian artists in Paris. His paintings are willing to put in the Cabin and buy.

During the war of Russia against Turkey (1877−1878) for the liberation of Balkan peoples from the Turkish yoke, the artist went to the army. His battle scenes give a positive assessment of stingy with the praise of V. V. Vereshchagin. In fact, «combat» is the main theme of his later years. Although he puts in 1880-ies and their favorite «Around the villages», «Meeting», «Peasant girl," «Sunday in the country» (unfortunately, the fate of these paintings is unknown).

N. D. Dmitriev-Orenburg open until the last hours of his life. His love for the Motherland, to the lives of ordinary people, his talent in his works.

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Nikolai Dmitrievich Dmitriev-Orenburg. The surrender of the fortress Nikopol July 4, 1877
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The surrender of the fortress Nikopol July 4, 1877
1883, 153×92 cm
Nikolai Dmitrievich Dmitriev-Orenburg. The crossing of the Russian army across the Danube from Zimnitsy 15 Jun 1877
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The crossing of the Russian army across the Danube from Zimnitsy 15 Jun 1877
1883, 242×131 cm
Nikolai Dmitrievich Dmitriev-Orenburg. A fire in the village
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A fire in the village
Nikolai Dmitrievich Dmitriev-Orenburg. The last battle at Plevna November 28 1877
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The last battle at Plevna November 28 1877
1889, 193×112 cm
Nikolai Dmitrievich Dmitriev-Orenburg. General N. D. Skobelev on a horse
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General N. D. Skobelev on a horse
1883, 32×47 cm
Nikolai Dmitrievich Dmitriev-Orenburg. Grafickeho capture of a redoubt at Plevna
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Grafickeho capture of a redoubt at Plevna
1885, 192×111 cm
Nikolai Dmitrievich Dmitriev-Orenburg. Entrance of Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich in Tarnovo June 30, 1877
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Entrance of Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich in Tarnovo June 30, 1877
1885, 104×144 cm
Nikolai Dmitrievich Dmitriev-Orenburg. Artillery battle at Plevna. Battery of siege guns on the Grand mountain
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Artillery battle at Plevna. Battery of siege guns on the Grand mountain
1880, 190×110 cm
Nikolai Dmitrievich Dmitriev-Orenburg. Portrait of Emperor Alexander III
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Portrait of Emperor Alexander III
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