A Russian Stipple Engraving: The Death of Grigorii Potemkin-Tavricheskii in Bessarabia in 1791, by Gavrila Ivanovich Skorodumov (1775-1792), after Mikhail Matveevich Ivanov (1748-1823). Framed. 20 in. by 32 in. (50.8 cm. by 81.3 cm.)

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A Russian Stipple Engraving: The Death of Grigorii Potemkin-Tavricheskii in Bessarabia in 1791, by Gavrila Ivanovich Skorodumov (1775-1792), after Mikhail Matveevich Ivanov (1748-1823). Framed. 20 in. by 32 in. (50.8 cm. by 81.3 cm.) Ivanov, during the period 1787-91, travelled with the Russian military and directly observed operations of the Russo-Turkish War. Skorodumov was the founder of stipple engraving in Russia. He studied in England under Bartolozzi. Literature: A. Morozov, Katalog moego sobraniia Russkikh Portretov, vol. 3, Moscow, 1913. E. Gavrilova, Russian Drawing of the 18th Century, Leningrad, 1983, p. 78.