This bronze figure representing a falconer from the reign of Alexei Mikhailovich, was one of five works that gained Lanceray the status of 'artist of the first class' (klassnyi khudozhnik pervoi stepeni) in May 1872 by Russian Academy of Arts. For this design, see L.A. Dementieva, Evgenii Lansere: Albom skulpturnykh modelei, Moscow, 2011, pp. 74-75, 282-283, 316, no. 22 and G.W. Sudbury, Evgueni Alexandrovitch Lanceray, 1848-1886, Lausanne, 2006, pp. 72-73, 104-106, 132-134.