Levitsky, D. G.
Alexandre Dmitrievich Lanskoi, Detail.
Detail from "Portrait of Alexandre Dmitrievich Lanskoi" (1758-1784), aide-de-camp
This detail of Lanskoi's regal attire allows us to examine evidence of Levitsky's superior technique. Such stylistic concerns were essential to please Catherine's court, which had become accustomed to the excellence of the English and French schools and expected its own painters to attain to their level of competence. (00274)