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Lorraine Louis-Joseph
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Russia 
1715−1759
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In 1752 a member of the Paris Academy of Arts.

Professor Imp. Academy of fine Arts; born in 1715 In 1758, was invited to the newly founded Imperial Academy of Arts, where he held the position of Professor of historical painting. On the way to St. Petersburg, the ship on which the artist has fallen into the hands of the British, and Lorraine had lost all his Luggage. On this occasion, I. I. Shuvalov wrote gr. Vorontsov: "I beg you, Your Excellency, to tell me what success did Your gracious effort on the return taken by British goods, or, better to say, all drawings, models, and belongings of the painter Lorrain. This latter is in extreme poverty is and doesn't know what to do." He died in 1759 of his works have survived to our time only "Game cupids" — three decorative panels in the Imp. Academy of Arts; they show, with a pretty mediocre talent, very good technique, with which, Lorrain was able to do a lot of good in the young Russian Academy, if death took him so soon. Not know the whereabouts of the following of his works: portrait of Empress Elizaveta Petrovna, in the 70-ies of the last century were in the Imp. Academy of Arts, the portrait of gr. Vorontsova with a stick in his hand drawn ink portrait imp. Elizabeth, for the medals and ruble coins, not similar, but extremely busy. Journeyman Yudin was almost blind, working with his matrix at the mint, and still not handed over all the details of the picture. (Cumans)

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