Peter I in his workshop in Saardam


The artist is Chernetsov

Saardam – a small trade and industrial city in the northern part of Holland. Assuming that this city is the center of Dutch shipbuilding, Peter I in 1697 came here to study shipmanship and got a job as an employee to the shipyard. However, a week later, making sure of the small meaning of Saardam and annoyed by the annoying attention of local residents, Peter I left for Amsterdam. This small work of Chernetsov is probably a sketch for the announced in 1837 a. N. Demidov competition of paintings on stories from the history of Peter the Great. // Svetlana Moiseeva. Electronic catalog “Heroes and villains of Russian history”. SPb, 2010. With. 168.

Chernetsov depicted the sovereign in the interior of the house belonging to the blacksmith Herrita Cyst, who worked at the shipyards in Arkhangelsk and, apparently, became a acquaintance of Peter. In Saardam (Zaandam), under the name of Peter Mikhailov, the Russian king arrived on August 18, 1697 with the so -called Great Embassy, ​​worked on ship shipyards with a carpenter. Soon the king’s incognito was opened, and he went to Amsterdam. The interior of the still preserved house in Saardam (Zaandam) is most likely written with the contemporary artist of engraved image. Both navigator and carpenter. Peter the Great in Russian art culture. SPb, 2022. With. 78.

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