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SKU B-92777

The Tretyakov Gallery

Product specification details
SKU B-92777
Place of Publication St. Peterburg
Publisher P-2
Year of Publication 2010
Number of Pages 304
Illustrations Yes
Cover Hardcover
Format Large
Language Russian
ISBN 978-5-93893-540-2
The State Tretyakov Gallery is one of the largest museums of Russian art in the country. Its foundation was laid by the Moscow merchant and industrialist Pavel Tretyakov who amassed an excellent collection of national art and donated it to the city of Moscow in 1892. Intended by its founder to be a museum in which Russian artists of all trends were represented, the Tretyakov Gallery boasts a unique collection of early Russian icons, masterpieces of 18th- and 19th-century painting and most outstanding works by 20th-century Russian and Soviet artists. Today, the State Tretyakov Gallery is a large museum complex with its main building lying on its original site in the center of Moscow, and another one located on Krymsky Val and housing best 20th-century artworks. In English.