Mihaly Von ZICHY
Also known as: Mikhail Aleksandrovich Zichi
Mihaly von (Count Mikhail Alexandrovich) Zichy studied in Budapest under Maraston, and in Vienna with F. Waldmüller (1843-1847). Thereafter he lived in St. Petersburg, where he taught drawing to Grand Duchess Ekaterina Mikhailovna. He made trips to the Caucasus (1881-1882) and to France (1875-1880). Between 1859 to 1873 and 1883 to 1906, he was a court painter where he recorded many day to day events, as well as festivities such as balls. He also worked on Russian literary themes and illustrated Hungarian poetry.
Source: Stockholms Auktionsverk, Stockholm Sweden