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Tolstoy Dmitry Ivanovich (1860–1942?) – Director of the Hermitage (1909–1918), comrade of the Russian Museum of Emperor Alexander III (1901–1913), collector. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of St. Petersburg University (1883). Served in the Foreign Ministry, held a number of posts at court. In 1918 he emigrated. Russian portrait. XX century: St. Petersburg, 2001. With. 73.
Like his fellow student in the workshop and. E. Repin at the Academy – F. AND. Malyavin, and. E. Braz back in the mid-1890s took possession of a wide (“Tsornov”) manner of writing. He masterfully used it in his many ceremonial and intimate portraits. Elegant and restrained-cold portrait of Count D. And. Tolstoy identifies in a character of a refined aristocrat and sophisticated intellectual, a former employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Appointment of d. And. Tolstoy in 1901, as a comrade of the manager of the Russian Museum with great hope, was perceived by Braz and his colleagues in the “world of art”. (AT. To.) Russian portrait. XX century: St. Petersburg, 2001. With. 73.