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41: The Alexander Hall    


Detail of the interior. A medallion with an allegorical portrait of Alexander I
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Portrait of Alexander I
George Dawe
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Detail of the interior
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The Alexander Hall in the Winter Palace was created by Alexander Briullov after the 1837 fire. Architecturally the room, which is dedicated to the memory of Emperor Alexander I and the 1812 War, is a combination of variations on the Gothic and Classical styles. Twenty-four medallions incorporated into the frieze contain allegorical representations of major events of the 1812 War and the subsequent European campaigns of 1813-14 that reproduce in magnified form medals made by the sculptor Count Fiodor Tolstoi. In the lunette on the end wall is a medallion containing a bas-relief of Alexander I in the guise of the Slav deity Rodomysl.

 

 

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