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Mikhail Scotti

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Mikhail Ivanovich Scotti or Michele Pietro Scotti (Russian: Михаил Иванович Скотти; 29 October 1814, Saint Petersburg - 11 March 1861, Paris) was a Russian historian, portrait and religious painter of Italian ancestry. Biography His father was the decorative painter, Ivan Karlovich Scotti (originally, Giovanni Battista Scotti), who was probably born in Northern Italy and brought to Russia at the age of ten by his father, Carlo, also a painter, who was invited there by Giacomo Quarenghi. He received his primary education at Saint Catherine's Catholic school. After his father's death, he was adopted and raised by the artist, Alexei Yegorov, who had himself been an orphan. He also audited classes at the Imperial Academy of Arts, and was awarded a silver medal for drawing from life. He graduated with a gold medal in 1835. For a time, he worked on the Shepelev estate, near Ardatov, giving drawing lessons and painting icons. Shortly after, he went
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