Greyhound of Nikon’s Court Hunting

   

Artist:

Rudolf Fedorovich Frenz 1831-1918

Year:

1869

Personal Collection:

Catherine Estes Folder

Posted by:

Language:

English

 

May be an image of horse

The caption under the picture – “Greyhound of Nikon’s Court Hunting” (1869)

Andrus Kozlov wrote:
In my opinion, an unsuccessful translation into English. In Russian “Борзятник Никонов” ~Borzyatnik Nikonov. On the picture, borzois from the Imperial hunt in Gatchina and the huntsman Nikonov. There is a sketch of this painting of a later period – from 1886.
In all likelihood, in the picture Stepan Nikonov, the Huntsman of the Imperial Hunt Gatchina, who saved the life of Russian Emperor Alexander II in 1862 on a bear hunt, for which he was awarded a medal. https://viewer.rsl.ru/ru/rsl01002371272?page=464&rotate=0…
His son Nikonov Vassily Stepanovich (1850-1913) also was a huntsman in the Imperial Hunt in Gatchina.