Winter Sleigh Ride
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Nicholai Egorovich Sverchkov ( St. Petersburg 1817 - Tsarskoye Selo 1898 )
Nikolai Yegorovich Sverchkov was a Russian painter and engraver. Sverchkov's Return from the Bear Hunt, exhibited in 1863, was bought by Napoleon III. For this and two other paintings (The Fair and The Station) Sverchkov was awarded the Order of the Legion of Honor. Returning to Petersburg from abroad in 1864, Sverchkov painted The Turn-Out of Tsar Aleksey Mikhailovich on the Military Parade of 1664 for Alexander II.