Alexander Sauerweid

1783-1844 Russia/Academicism

 

Brief Biography-Gottlob Alexander Sauerweid was born in Courland, Latvia which became part of Russia in 1795. His family left for Dresden that year where he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts. He was swift in gaining commissions and travelled to England via France where he became established as a painter of battles. He was also a painter of horses of which Napoleon commissioned many. Czar Alexander I, awarded him the post of First Painter of The General Staff in Saint Petersburg in 1825, and he was Professor at the Imperial Academy in 1827. Alexander's son Nikolay succeeded him as a painter of battles, and he achieved the designation Academician of Battle Art in 1860.

 

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a dwarf of nicholas
one

a dwarf of nicholas one


battle of leipzig

battle of leipzig


battle of leipzig two

battle of leipzig two

emperor alexander i
in a wheelchair

emperor alexander one in a wheelchair


napoleon's horse

napoleon's horse

officer of the
bodyguards

officer of the bodyguards


the siege of varna

the siege of varna

trumpet of the saxon
bodyguards

trumpet of the saxon bodyguards

voltigeur and fusilier
of second infantry

voltigeur and fusilier of second infantry regiment of the duchy of warsaw