Grandfather of the Russian fleet, Myasoedov, 1871
- Author: Grigory Grigoryevich Myasoedov
- Museum: Museum of Fine Arts, Tashkent
- Year: 1871
Overview of the painting :
The grandfather of the Russian fleet is Grigory Grigoryevich Myasoedov. 1871. Oil on canvas. 100×155
From the darkness of a linen barn, light snatches a group of people at an old bot. Exquisitely dressed merchant Timmerman gives Tsarevich Peter explanations regarding the find. For the princely boyar, accompanying the future king.
The past and future of a great country make up the plot of the picture.
The past is a battle from a royal retinue. Frankly bored, indifferent. One of the retinue is depicted to the greens. Convinced of the meaninglessness of what is happening, the accompanying prince is in a hurry to return to their favorite activities: the feast, afternoon sleep, and the search for a better service.
The future is the prince himself, a young boyarin in a blue caftan, boys taking off covers from a bow. This group clearly shows sincere attention to the story of a stranger. This interest is not idle. Perhaps right now, plans for the restructuring of the entire huge power are beginning to emerge in the head of the young prince. The boys are future soldiers of the “fog” army, statesmen of a new type. The young boyarin is a close friend of the future king, a associate.