Karl Ivanovich Kollman (Augsburg, Germany 1786 - Russia 1846)

Eight Scenes of Russian Life

one signed ‘Collman’ (lower right); one dated 1842 (lower right); one signed and dated ‘Collman/ 1842’ (lower left);
one dated 1846 (lower left); one signed and dated ‘Collman 1819’ (lower centre)
watercolour over pencil heightened with white on paper
each 6 x 8 cm (2½ x 3¼ in) (8)

Artist Biography:
At the age of 17, Karl Kollmann began his studies at the Imperial Academy of the Arts under his uncle, the renowned etcher Klauberg. His true passions, however, were watercolors and portraits of Russian peasants. Kollmann’s watercolors that depicted street scenes and rural everyday life, sold very well with St. Petersburg art connoisseurs. Kollmann is also noted for his work with Auguste Ricard de Montferrand in drafting the designs for the Alexander Column and St. Isaac’s Cathedral in Saint Petersburg.

Kollmann is represented in the Bibliotheque de l'Institut de France, Paris, France, amongst other collections.