Alexei Petrovich Bogolioubov


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Status, estimation and price of the artist Alexei Petrovich Bogolioubov

Price of a painting: 2,000 – 800,000 €.

Estimation of a drawing: 300 – 24,000 €.

Estimation of a print: 900 €.

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The military and early works

Alexei Bogolyubov was a Russian marine painter born on March 16, 1824 in a village in Pomerania and died on October 27, 1896 in Paris. His grandfather was the poet and philosopher Alexander Radichtchev.

Alexei Bogolioubov studied at the Saint Petersburg Sea Cadet School where he began drawing and then returned to the service of Admiral Dourassov as an aide-de-camp. In 1849 he accompanied Duke Maximilian of Leuchtenberg to Madeira on the Kamchatka with several naval officers. The Duke advised him to devote himself to his art and on his return Alexei Bogolioubov enrolled at the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts in 1950. His teachers were the Russian painters Maxim Vorobiov and Bogdan Willewalde, but his influence came mainly from the Russian naval painter Ivan Aivazovsky. In 1852 his two paintings The Kronstadt Harbour and Flooding in the Kronstadt Harbour in 1824 were noticed and he received a gold medal for his works View from the Smolny Monastery in Okhta, Naval Combat of Mercury against Two Turkish Vessels and Departure of H.I.H. the Duke of Leuchtenberg from Lisbon. In 1853, Alexei Bogolioubov finished his studies at the Imperial Academy, obtaining his second gold medal and became a titular as a naval painter.

Travel and recognition

Alexei Bogolioubov left the army and travelled through Europe to Düsseldorf, Rome and Constantinople until 1856. In France he met his future friends, the painters and engravers Camille Corot and Charles-François Daubigny at the Barbizon school. He devoted himself to his commissions of paintings by Emperor Nicholas I of Russia. He received a scholarship from the Academy of Fine Arts in St Petersburg and travelled to Brittany and Normandy with his friends, also scholarship holders, Lev Lagorio, Alexei Tchernychev and Mikhael Klodt. They are the first Russian painters to discover and represent these regions of France. He was appointed academician and teacher on his return to Russia in 1860 and organised an exhibition of his works, the profits of which were donated to artists’ orphans. Alexei Bogolioubov received a commission for paintings from the fleet of Peter the Great from Emperor Alexander II. He is part of the expedition to the Gulf of Finland for the Ministry of the Navy, he draws the ports and banks of the Black Sea and the Danube.

Alexei Bogolioubov is the author of the frescoes in the Russian church in Paris. He spent the last years of his life there, where he was visited by his friends such as Turgenev and Repine.

Recognising Alexei Bogolyubov’s signature

Like many artists, Alexei Bogolyubov did not sign all of his works. However, you will find below an example of the signatures to give you an idea. Variations of these signatures do exist, do not hesitate to contact one of our experts to formally authenticate a signature.

Expertise signature Alexei Petrovich Bogolioubov

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