Bogdan Willewalde

1819-1903 Russia/Academicism

 

Brief Biography-Bogdan Pavlovich Willewalde was born in Saint Petersburg of a noble family with royal connections. In 1838, the Imperial Academy of Arts admitted him, there his masters were Alexander Sauerweid and Karl Bryullov. He spent several years in Dresden before being chosen to work on Sauerweid's war paintings in Saint Petersburg when Sauerweid died in 1844. The artist Horace Vernet strongly influenced Willewalde. When in the Russian army, he travelled extensively, sketching numerous famous battle scenes. He gained the respect of the royal court and was commissioned to paint several royal events during the remainder of his career. He became principal of the military art section of the Imperial Academy of Arts until the 1890s. He received many awards, and he was a fellow of the Academic Council of the Imperial Academy of Arts in 1894. One of his better-known pupils was Lev Feliksovich Lagorio. Willewalde retired to Dresden, from where his family originated, and he died there in 1903.

 

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alexander sauerweid

alexander sauerweid[


at the well

at the well

attack at
bashkadyklar

attack at bashkadyklar


battle of grochow

battle of grochow


canteen keeper

canteen keeper


captured in 1814

captured in 1814

cavalry at the battle
of austerlitz

cavalry regiment at the battle of austerlitz


charitable offerings

charitable offerings


cossacks in bautzen

cossacks in bautzen

fight in the
rotenturm gorge

fight in the rotenturm gorge


future warrior

future warrior

gebhard leberecht
von blucher

gebhard leberecht von blucher

general field marshal
MS vorontsov

general field marshal MS vorontsov[

hello
beloved france

hello beloved france

horse guards
regiment

horse guards regiment at the battle of fere-champenoise

hunters of the
shirvan regiment

hunters of the shirvan regiment

hunters on
a rest

hunters on a rest


l. i. zeddelera

l. i. zeddelera


napoleonic troops

napoleonic troops

nicholas i with
alexander II

nicholas one with alexander two in the artist's studio

officers of the
russian guards

officers of the russian guards

opening of the
monument millennium

opening of the monument millennium of russia in novgorod in 1862


pavlovsky regiment

pavlovsky regiment

retreat of french
civilians

retreat of french civilians

russian hungarian
war

russian hungarian war


seige of silistra

seige of silistra


self portrait

self portrait


taking noise

taking noise


the patriotic war

the patriotic war

today you tomorrow
me

today you tomorrow me

view of
vladikavkaz

view of vladikavkaz