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SKU B-68532

The Russian Museum

Product specification details
SKU B-68532
Place of Publication St. Petersburg
Publisher P-2
Year of Publication 2008
Number of Pages 136
Illustrations Yes
Cover Paperback
Format Large
Language Russian
ISBN 5-93893-041-3
The Russian Museum opened in 1895 by decree of Tsar Alexander III, and as such was the first state owned art museum in Russia. Housed in the Mikhailovsky Palace (architect: C. Rossi), the Museum houses nearly 400,000 exhibits, and has a huge range of Russian art that rivals that of the Tretyakov in Moscow. The exhibits date from ancient icons to the Avant-garde school of painting of the 20th century, and include many landmarks in the history of Russian art, such as Bruillov's "The Last Day of Pompeii," and Repin's "The Barge Haulers." In English.