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As part of the events timed to coincide with the celebration of the 325th anniversary of the Russian fleet in 2021, the joint efforts of the Russian State Archives of the Navy, the Maritime Assembly of St. Petersburg and the Ostrov publishing house saw the light of the Album of Drawings of the South Coast of the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland, made by A.P. … Bogolyubov on the instructions of the Hydrographic Department of the Naval Ministry in 1862 and 1864 “. Many materials from this album were included in the exhibition that opened in the Russian State Archives of the Navy (RGAVMF). The publication of the album of drawings, as well as the preparation of the Internet exhibition, are the contribution of the RGAVMF to the preparation for the upcoming 200th anniversary of the birth of the remarkable artist.

January 8, 2021 marks the 180th anniversary of the beginning of the maritime service of the sailor-artist Alexei Petrovich Bogolyubov.

On January 8, 1841 “I became a midshipman of the fleet,” so Alexei Petrovich proudly recalled his officer years. The successful officer and talented artist served for 13 years in Kronstadt, Revel and Sveaborg, sailed on various ships, and at the same time constantly engaged in painting. As a result of long deliberations, Bogolyubov chose the path of an artist and on November 18, 1853, he retired with the rank of titular adviser, after which he was ranked among the General Naval Staff with the rank of artist.

From 1853 to 1896, for the Naval Ministry, he became a kind of historian of the Russian fleet. By order of the emperors Nicholas I, Alexander II and Alexander III, Bogolyubov painted about a hundred battle paintings covering the history of the Russian fleet from its foundation under Peter the Great to the visit of the Russian squadron to Toulon in 1893.

January 8, 1891, on the day of the fiftieth anniversary of the production in the first officer’s rank, A.P. Bogolyubov was awarded the Order of St. Anne of the 1st degree for his artistic activity in the Naval Ministry.

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