In this article you will learn about little-known painting “the Game of checkers” I. P. Pnin. The picture was painted 1824 oil on canvas 107×134 see At the moment it is stored in the collection of the Russian Museum.
The work relates to the student’s period when the author was only 20 years old. In the archives of the Academy of arts appears that on 27 February 1824-class art portrait and miniature proposed to depict the peasant family and checkers game. And although the work was pretty much exactly this painting “playing checkers” Pnin were awarded with gold medals of the second rank. And the exhibition of 1824 the 16th of September, the artist received for his film “the Game of checkers” 2nd gold medal and a diploma of the I degree. However, despite the appreciation of the picture, she rarely exhibited. After Academic showing, the picture was exhibited at the Tauride exhibition “Group”. Sergei Diaghilev (the Renowned artist of his times. Organized exhibitions that caused a wide resonance) guided in the selection of works mainly own preferences, assessed the canvas and included it in the exhibition.
About the painter Peter Ivanovich Pnina very little information. It is known that he was the son of the famous writer and essayist of the eighteenth century, other Radishcheva – Ivan Petrovich Pnin, natural son of Nikolai Vasilyevich Repnin. Early lost his parents, for ten years, from the age of six, was educated at the St. Petersburg Academy of arts. At the end of education serve official in the Department of public education. In 1831 went to France and Italy. And died in Naples during an outbreak of cholera in the summer of 1837.