Russian Tsar Peter I

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Liana Miate
by Godfrey Kneller
published on 28 September 2023
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Portrait of Russian Tsar Peter I the Great by Godfrey Kneller, painted between 11 January and 21 April 1698, when Peter the Great was in London visiting William III of England.

The Royal Collection.

The portrait was Peter's gift to William. It was part of his famous "Grand Embassy" of 1697-8, a diplomatic mission that turned into a fact-finding tour of the more advanced countries of Western Europe. The Tzar was especially interested in the shipbuilding of the Dutch and English, having begun the construction of a Russian Navy in 1695. The Tzar is here shown wearing armour with an embroidered gold, ermine-lined cloak, his crown on a cushion in a niche, and ships can be seen doing manoeuvres through a window.

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