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)
Prince Alexander Yaroslavich, nicknamed Nevsky, reigned in Novgorod, Kyiv and Vladimir in the 12th century. He successfully defended Russian lands from Tatars, Swedes, Lithuanians, skillfully built diplomatic relations with the Horde and Western rulers. Its main achievements were the victory over the Swedes in the Battle of Neva in 1240 and the ice battle with the Teutonic Knights on Lake Peipsi.
In July 1710, after the capture of Vyborg, Peter I chose in St. Petersburg a place for the future monastery in the name of the Holy Life -Giving Trinity and the Holy Blessed Grand Duke Alexander Nevsky. In February 1712, the sovereign ordered the construction of construction, and a year later the wooden temple was completed. The monastery connected the road laid in 1712 with the city – the future Nevsky Prospect. When the monastery of St. Alexander Nevsky was built, the idea arose about the transfer of the relics of his heavenly patron here. In February 1722, Archbishop Feodosius, performing the tsarist decree, went to Vladimir, where in the Christmas monastery in a silver tomb, since 1697, the relics of the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky were kept.
The ceremony of escorting holy relics was developed, and chief officer, non-commissioned officer and 20 dragons were allocated for the guard from the Moscow garrison. The relics in the ark with a canopy were delivered to Moscow on August 17, 1723, then on September 19 they were met in Shlisselburg, where, staged in a stone church, they remained until July 1724. July 24 ended the transfer of relics to St. Petersburg. The ceremony of their solemn meeting was prepared in the monastery itself. On the morning of August 30, three shots from the Peter and Paul Fortress, the capital was notified of the start of the celebration. The Nevsky fleet is in full force, including the boot of Peter I, went up the Neva to meet the gallery with holy relics. On the shore of the Neva, near the Monastery river, they were met and transferred to the Alexander Nevsky Monastery.
The picture depicts the moment of the ceremony of the arrival of the relics of Grand Duke Alexander Nevsky to St. Petersburg. Peter I, switching to a gallery with relics, stands by the helm, and high dignitaries are sitting on the oars. To the sounds of a cannon salute and bell ringing, the relics of the water are delivered to the Trinity Cathedral of the Alexander Nevsky Monastery.
Elena Kalnitskaya // 30 paintings from the life of Peter the Great. SPb, 2022. With. 150