The artist is unknown
Dates from the characteristics of the costume and stylistic signs. Was acquired by the assistant to the manager of the Russian museum of Emperor Alexander III Count D. And. Tolstoy at the antiquar in Rome as a work of Mikhail Ivanovich Lebedev (1811–1837). However, the nature of the works that the master of the workshop is busy is in any way with the work of the landscape painter, student m. N. Vorobyov, talented Russian painter m. And. Lebedeva. The assumption was also expressed about belonging to the picture of the student of the student a. G. Venetianov (by analogy with the types of workshops performed by artists of the school of the famous Russian genre). The picture needs further research. It is possible that its author was Western European (German?) an artist from the Roman international art colony.
N. X. Unknown artist. SPb, 2012. With. five.