Pietro Antonio Rotari painted Russian girl with a muff in 1752-6, while court painter to the King of Poland and Saxony August III. In his later life he took residence in St. Petersburg and became court painter to Empress Catherine II. Read more.
The first half of the 19th century marks a highlight in Danish painting referred to as The Danish Golden Age. Many of the most accomplished painters traveled to Italy. One of them, Martinus Rørbye, executed Seremoneta on his way to Rome in 1834. The artist's diaries allow insight into his adventures. Read more.