Village Fête in the Environs of Tsarskoe Selo
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Pierre Alexandrovich Parisot, called Ludoviki ( Paris 1750 - Moscow 1820 )
Parisot was born in Paris and, although without formal education, he went on to study at Montauban, and from 1785 was director of the Grenoble art school. With the Revolution, he left France for Russia, arriving in Moscow in 1792 where he was to live for thirty-two years. It came to the attention of Prince Vasili Dolgoruky who bought a painting Selski Prazdnik from the artist for 400 roubles.