Thomas Wright (1792-1849) was an English painter and engraver. In 1822 he moved to St Petersburg, where he embarked on a series of portraits of Russian generals. Wright left Russia in 1826 but returned four years later. This time, he stayed in the country for fifteen years. Working under court patronage, he produced ‘Les Contemporains Russes’, a series of engraved portraits published in St Petersburg.
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