The artist is Bocharov
The picture refers to a series of thirty canvases on topics from the life of Peter the Great, which were written on the occasion of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the emperor in 1872 and were exhibited on the Tsaritsyn Luga (Marse Field). There is no restoration. More about the series >>>
Video film about the picture from the project "30 paintings from the life of Peter the Great" (2022)
The Northern War lasted twenty -one years and ended with the signing on August 30, 1721 in the Finnish town of Nistadt of a peace treaty between Sweden and Russia. The Nishtadt world laid an end to the Swedish power in Northern Europe, which has existed since the thirty years of war, secured the exit to the Baltic Sea for Russia: part of the Karelia, located north of Lake Ladoga, Ingermanland from Ladoga to Narva, part of Estonia with Revel, departed to it. , part of Livonia with Riga.
The victory in the Northern War allowed Peter I to cut off the “window to Europe”. The Russian Empire arose from the Moscow kingdom – at that time the largest country in the world. Russia received the status of a great power, and Peter I adopted the title of the Emperor of the All -Russian. The report on the signing of a peace treaty with Sweden Peter received on September 4, 1721 during a naval trip to Vyborg. The sovereign decided to immediately return to St. Petersburg and on the approaches to the capital ordered to shoot every minute from three guns on his yacht, and a trumpeter to trim the trumpeter. The nobles and the people began to gather on these extraordinary signals on the Trinity Pier. Peter, having arrived, waved them with a scarf with a cry: “World! World!””. The crowd answered him enthusiastically, and a finger from the guns began with the Peter and Paul Fortress.
Accompanied by the crowd, Peter went to the Trinity Cathedral and ordered to “send a thank you a molestation for the end of a heavy war” (Peter the Great. Essay on the life of the first emperor of the All -Russian. With. 34.). Troitskaya Square quickly filled with the people, they hastily arranged a platform, brought barrels with wine and beer. Peter, rising to the elevation, announced the happy ending of the war, congratulated the gathered people, scooped up the bucket of wine from the barrel and drank for the health of his subjects. The people joyfully greeted the sovereign, many cried. “After the service, Count Fedor Golovkin asked Peter: for all the concerns of Russia and the glorious deeds committed to them, to accept the title of the Emperor of the All -Russian, as well -deserved as the nickname of the Great and the Father of the Fatherland” (ibid. With. 35.). The moved Peter was ready to fulfill the desire of the people, and tears stood in the eyes of the king. It was almost the happiest day in his life…
In the picture against the backdrop of the Trinity Cathedral on a hateful “hate”, the happy Peter I is standing, with a prostrate hand, turning to the people who welcomes his sovereign. The crowd, not yet realizing that the heavy war, which lasted more than twenty children, ended completely, was covered by general enthusiasm.
Elena Kalnitskaya // 30 paintings from the life of Peter the Great. SPb, 2022. With. 146