Photo: unknown, ca. 1850s 18.1 х 22.3 cm Tikhon Fedorovich BOLSHAKOV (1794 - 1863) was a Russian antiques trader, collector, and one of the leading experts on old Russian manuscripts, paleography, and coins; founder of a dynasty of antiques traders. Bolshakov let researches use his collection to research and publish old Russian manuscripts and actively worked with local libraries and museums. Due to his work, the St. Petersburg Public Library awarded him the title of associate member. A0597 BOLSHAKOV, T. F. (Большаков Т.Ф.)