Fyodor Bruni

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Fyodor Bruni, circa 1865

Fyodor (Fidelio) Antonovich Bruni (Russian: Федор (Фиделио) Антонович Бруни) (June 10, 1799, Milan – August 30 (N.S. September 11), 1875, St. Petersburg) was a Russian painter of Italian descent.

Fyodor Bruni studied in Rome, but returned to St. Petersburg, where he eventually became director of the Academy of Fine Arts. His principal works are The Death of Camilla, Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, The Bronze Serpent, and various figures in the Cathedral of St. Isaac. From 1866 till his death, he superintended the School of Mosaics at St. Petersburg.

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