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Ölgemälde eines unbekannten Meisters, Mitte 18. Jahrhundert. Das Bild wurde lange Zeit für ein Portrait des dänischen Marineoffiziers und Entdeckers in russischen Diensten Vitus Jonassen Bering (1680–1741) gehalten. Nach einer Exhumierung Berings im Jahr 1991 und einer anschließenden forensischen Untersuchung wird dies heute angezweifelt. Wahrscheinlicher ist, daß es sich bei dem Dargestellten um den dänischen Schriftsteller Vitus Pedersen Bering († 1675), einen Onkel des Entdeckers, handelt.

Literatur: Svend E. Albrethsen, Vitus Bering's second Kamchatka expedition – the journey to America and archaeological excavations on Bering Island, in: N. Kingo Jacobsen (Hrsg.), Vitus Bering 1741–1991, København 1993, ISBN 87-7421-807-7, S. 66–96.

  • Größe des Originals: 35 x 30 cm
  • Derzeitiger Standort: St. Petersburg, Marinemuseum


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