Vladimir Osipovich Sherwood

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Vladimir Sherwood Self-portrait
State Historical Museum, as seen from Red Square, by Vladimir Osipovich Sherwood

Vladimir Osipovich Sherwood (Russian: Владимир Осипович Шервуд, also spelled Shervud, August 30, 1832, Istleyevo, Tambov Governorate – July 27, 1897) was a Russian painter and architect who worked in Moscow. He was an Eclectics and Russian Revival practitioner, architect of the State Historical Museum on the Red Square in Moscow. He was the son of Joseph Sherwood, an Anglo-Russian engineer whose father William Sherwood, a Catholic cotton machine engineer who had come to Russia at the invitation of Tsar Paul I on October 11, 1800.[1] Joseph died when Vladimir was five years old. His uncle John Sherwood was an influential lieutenant in the Tsar Alexander I's service. In fact John Sherwood (Ivan Shervud in Russian) was responsible for reporting the Decemberist plot in 1825, a service for which he was ennobled and given the honorific Shervud Vernyi - Sherwood the Faithful. Vladimir Osipovich became one of the most visible architects of the Alexander III version of Russian Revival, also noted for his Plevna Chapel and Nikolay Pirogov memorial in Moscow.

He was the father of:

He was the grandfather of artist Vladimir Favorsky the son of his daughter Olga Sherwood.


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