Possibly, it was a decoration project for one of the buildings in Tsarskoe Selo. Pavel Dmitrievich Shipov was born on the 9th of October 1860 in Kostromskaya gubernia into a noble family. In 1883, after graduating from the Page Corps (his military service began already in 1880), he was assigned to the Life-Guards Preobrazhenski Regiment.
On the 12th of August 1883 he was promoted to praporschchik (ensign) of the Guards and a year later - to poruchik (1st lieutenant). On the 31st of August 1894, he was raised to shtabs-captain; on the 6th of December 1899 he was appointed a fliegel-adjutant (wing aide-de-camp) of the Tsar and, on the 6th of May 1913, raised to Major-General of the Tsar's Retinue. In October 1913, while serving as Commander of the 74th Infantry Division (during WWI), he was promoted to Lieutenant-General.
In 1919 (some sources state that it was in 1923) he was executed (by firing squad) by the Bolsheviks. From 1875, concurrently to his studies in Page Corps, Pavel Dmitrievich Shipov attented (as an academic audit) the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts.
Throughout his whole life, Shipov dedicated his personal time to painting (he worked in oils and watercolor; see our additional images) and was also active as a lithographer (see our additional image). Provenance: Shapiro Auctions: New York, February 28, 2015, Lot 00086. Condition: good; in original frame. Measurements: UNFRAMED: 24,5x33,5cm/9,6x13,2in FRAMED: 32,0x40,7cm/12,6x16,0in. Signed in Cyrillic and dated: P.
Shipov, 11 March 1912 Tsarskoe Selo; verso is inscribed and stamped. PLEASE NOTE: We are NOT professional packers! This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "boris_wilnitsky_fine_arts" and is located in this country: AT. This item can be shipped worldwide.