• View of Palace Embankment near the Marble Palace from Peter and Paul Fortress

    Artist:
    Patersen (Paterson, Paterssen, Patersson), Benjamin. 1750-1810
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    69x93 cm

Patersen (Paterson, Paterssen, Patersson), Benjamin. 1750-1810

View of Palace Embankment near the Marble Palace from Peter and Paul Fortress

Russia, no later than 1798

Title:

View of Palace Embankment near the Marble Palace from Peter and Paul Fortress

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Material:

Technique:

oil

Dimensions:

69x93 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1950; handed over from the State Russian Museum, to which it came in 1930 from the State Hermitage

Inventory Number:

ЭРЖ-1907

Comment:

The painting shows palaces and mansions of the nobility constructed along the left bank of the Neva. The panorama opens with the image of the Marble Palace built for Count G.G.Orlov in 1768–1785 after the design of the architect Antonio Rinaldi. To the left is the administration building designed by the architect P.E.Egorov in 1780–1788, connected to the palace by a metal fence. In 1797–1798 the Marble Palace was home to the residence of the Polish King Stanisław August who died in it in 1798.

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