Russian Empire. The portrait of Empiror Alexander II, made in 1874. Theodor Christian Avellan (Russian: Фёдор Карлович Авелан, Fyodor Karlovich Avelan (12 September 1839 – 30 September 1916) was a Finno-Swedish admiral in the Imperial Russian Navy, noted for his role in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905. Although castigated by the Russian government for the defeat of Russia in that war, he subsequently served on the Board of Admiralty and was member of the State Council (1914).
The portrait is written in 1874 during the long expedition - from Wikipedia: Avelan after transfer to the 1st naval crew since June 22 (on July 4), 1873 served by the armored frigate "Prince Pozharsky" by which under the team of the captain of the 2nd rank V.G. Basargin, I participated in the next long swimming — till September, 1875.
Canvas, oil, size 56*70cm.