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RUSSIAN CITIES - ST PETERSBURG -
HERMITAGE MUSEUM

 
 

In this section we have photos taken in the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg during our visit to Russia in July 2005. For text and photos taken during visits in 2003, 1998 and before please see the section in the Russia cities directory here.

 
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Ornate ceiling in first floor room by entrance to Hermitage

 
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Sarcaphagus in the Egyptian room on ground floor of Hermitage.

 
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The Kolyvan Vase - 5 by 3 meters - It is made from Altai jasper in Siberia and brought to St. Petersburg by sled. It is in room of Greek and Roman antiquities.

 
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The immense Kolyvan Vase from Siberia in the ancient art section of the Hermitage.

 
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Part of the huge collection of Attic vases in the Hermitage

 
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Very large Ancient Greek Attic vase - black and red - in the Hermitage

 
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Ceiling in a first floor hall of antiquities in the Hermitage.

 
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The state stairway from the ground floor galleries of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome to the second floor.

 
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Bust of Greek statue in Hermitage collection - first floor

 
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Ceiling in the Hall of Twenty Columns - room 130 - Greek and Egyptian designs.

 
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Design on wall in Hermitage room of ancient Greek art.

 
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Wall in Hermitage room of ancieent Greek art

 
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Large statue of Augustus Caesar in the Hermitage collection of ancient Roman art - room 107

 
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Statue of Venus disrobing in the Hermitage collection of ancient Roman statues.

 
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Statue of Minerva in the Hermitage collection of ancient Roman art

 
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Vaulted ceiling in Hermitage hall of Roman statues.

 
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Painting of Christ being taken down from cross.

 
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Leonardo da Vinci - "Benois Madonna". in Hermitage museum

 
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Painting of young man

 
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Rembrant painting - "The Return of the Prodigal Son" in the Hermitage collection

 
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Painting of cherubs

 
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Suits of full tournament armor including one for young boy. - western Europe - Renaissance

 
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Painting of mother and child with angels

 
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Jean-Baptistge Greuze "Spoilt Child" 1765, in the Hermitage collection

 
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Painting of country house and stream

 
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Painting of bathing beach scene.

 
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Auguste Renoir "Child with a whip" 1885 - in the Hermitage collection

 
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Vincent van Gogh "Bushes" in the Hermitage collection

 
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The blue and white Alexander hall viewed from upper floor.

 
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One of the huge malachite vases in room of Italian paintings.

 
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The extraordinary ceiling in a skylit room of Spanish art.

 
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Murillo's "Assumption of the Madonna" in a room full of Spanish art

 
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Crucifixion in room of Spanish art

 
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Crucifixion and Madonna in room of Spanish art at Hermitage

 
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Ribera's "St Jerome listening to the Sound of a Trumpet" in the Hermitage collection of Spanish art

 
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Murillo's "Adoration of Christ" in the Hermitage's Spanish art collection

 
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El Greco's "The Apostles Peter and St. Paul" in the Hermitage collection of Spanish art.

 
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Medieval king and archer in Hermitage collection

 
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"Entombment of Christ" by unknown 15th century Spanish master in the Hermitage collection

 
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Canaletto painting of "The Arrival of the French Ambassador to Venice" in the Hermitage collection of Italian art

 
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Elizabeth and Amanda in the Hermitage room of Spanish art

 
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Elizabeth and Amanda in the Hermitage room of Spanish art

 
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Full suit of decorated parade armor in the Knights Hall - room 243 - part of the Hermitage collection of western armor

 
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Imperial double eagle and other elaborate ceiling decorations as part of the Raphael Loggia in the Hermitage. It was designed as a copy of the Vatican loggia but I don't think this double eagle is in the Vatican.

 
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Another section of elaborate ceiling of Raphael Loggia in Hermitage

 
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Full view of Raphael Loggia in Hermitage commissioned by Catherine II by Quarenghi - 1783-1792 as copy of Vatican. The copies are on canvas.

 
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Section of ceiling in the Raphael Loggia hall of the Winter Palace.

 
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Section of the Raphael Loggia hall of the Winter Palace.

 
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Another elaborately decorated ceiling in the Hermitage

 
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Close-up of ceiling and upper wall in Hermitage room

 
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Ceiling in Hermitage - designs and painting.

 
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Detail of painting on ceiling in Hermitage

 
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Another elaborately decorated ceiling in the Hermitage

 
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Tapestry in Hermitage collection

 
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Titian's "Danae" in the Hermitage collection of Italian art.

 
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Titian's "Portrait of young woman" in the Hermitage's Italian art collection

 
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Painting of St George slaying a dragon in Hermitage Italian art collection

 
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Early Italian painting in Hermitage collection

 
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Simone Martini "Madonna" in the Hermitage collection of early Italian art

 
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Paintings of two saints in Hermitage

 
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Veronese "Self Portrait" in the Hermitage collection

 
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In the Hermitage Pavilion Hall - this is a fountain similar to the 'Fountain of tears" in the Khan's palace at Bakchisarai.

 
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Part of the ceiling in the Pavilion Hall in the Hermitage designed by Stakenschneider in 1856.

 
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View of the balcony and elaborate columns in the Pavilion Hall of the Hermitage

 
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Mike, Amanda and Elizabeth standing by a large vase in the Pavilion Hall of thee Hermitage.

 
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Decorations over doorway to the Pavilion Hall of the Hermitage

 
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Painting of two gentlemen in the Hermitage

 
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Sofa and other furniture in Hermitage

 
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Two malichite columns in Hermitage - Winter Palace

 
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View in a mirror in the Hermitage of the malichite room

 
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A decorated door in the Hermitage

 
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View in a mirror in the Hermitage

 
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Tapestry on wall of Hermitage

 
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Mike, Amanda and Elizabeth in the Hermitage museum

 
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The Armorial Hall in the Winter Palace designed by Stasov in Neoclassical style.

 
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The Armorial Hall in the Winter Palace designed by Stasov in Neoclassical style.

 
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Stucco warriors and battle standards near the doors in the Armorial Hall in the Winter Palace

 
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The ceiling and upper section of the walls of the Armorial Hall in the Winter Palace.

 
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Grand Prince, General Constantine Pavlovich, commander of Russian Imperial Guard division at Austerlitz and Borodino. - painting on the 1812 Hall of the Winter Palace.

 
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Emperor of Austria Franz Ferdinand, portrait in the 1812 hall of the Winter Palace.

 
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Prussian King Frederick William, portrait in the 1812 Hall of the Winter Palace.

 
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A part of one wall of the 1812 Hall showing portraits of Russian general officers who fought at Borodino. - in the Winter Palace.

 
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Field Marshal, Prince, Kutuzov, commander of Russian combined armies at Borodino, portrait in the 1812 Hall of the Winter Palace.

 
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Mike, Elizabeth and Amanda standing by a huge vase in the Hermitage Museum

 
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Example of beautiful floor made from many pieces of different types of wood - in Hermitage.

 
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Elizabeth and Amanda standing by a huge blue vase in the Hermitage

 
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Chandelier in the Hermitage

 
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General Barclay de Tolly, commander of Russian First West Army at Borodino - portrait in the 1812 Hall of the Hermitage.

 
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The Duke of Wellington, commander of British forces at Waterloo, portrait in the 1812 Hall of the Hermitage.

 
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Some of the suits of western parade armor mounted on stuffed horses in the Knights' Hall of theee Hermitage.

 
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Some of the suits of western parade armor mounted on stuffed horses in the Knights' Hall of theee Hermitage.

 
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Full suites of plate armor for tournaments - in the Hermitage

 
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Close-up detail of suite of plate armor for tournaments - in Hermitage Knights' Hall.

 
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A beautiful example of the gunsmith's art - pistol with ivory instead of wood. in Hermitage.

 
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Ceiling decoration in a room of the Hermitage museum

 
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A elaborately decorated ceiling in the Hermitage

 
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Painting of woman and two children in Hermitage

 
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Another painted scene on ceiling in Hermitage

 
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The "Litta Madonna" - one of two paintings of Madonna by Leonardo da Vinci in the Hermitage.

 
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Titian's painting "Danae" in the Hermitage

 
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Portrait of Madonna and baby and man in Hermitage

 
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Painting of St. George slaying a dragon in th Hermitage collection

 
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Inlay designs on doors flanked by early Italian paintings in Hermitage

 
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Chandelier and decorated ceiling in Hermitage

 
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Renaissance Italian Madonna with child and St. Joseph - in Hermitage

 
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Italian Renaissance painting of Madonna and child with saints.

 
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Italian high relief portrail of Nativity scene in Hermitage

 
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Italian high relief Madonna and child in Hermitage

 
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Italian Renaissance painting of an archbishop viewing the young Christ.

 
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Another elaborate ceiling in the Hermitage.

 
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Wall in Hermitage with early Renaissance paintings.

 
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Ceiling and balcony with chandeliers in the Pavilion Hall of the Hermitage.

 
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Ceiling and balcony with chandeliers in the Pavilion Hall of the Hermitage.

 
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Part of copy of Roman mosaic floor in the Pavilion Hall of the Hermitage

 
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Stairs and balcony in the Pavilion Hall of the Hermitage

 
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The balcony and upper walls of the Pavilion Hall of the Hermitage

 
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Large blue and gold vase in Hermitage

 
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Chandelier in Hermitage

 
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View looking from the second floor down on the Jordan Staircase in the Winter Palace.

 
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Decorations on walls of the Hermitage

 
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Carriage for a child in Hermitage

 
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The sarcophagus of Alexander Nevski in the Hermitage

 
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A sarcophagus in the Hermitage

 
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Ceiling in the Malachite room in the Winter Palace designed in 1837 for Alexandra Fyodorovna.

 
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Malachite vase and golden doors in the Malachite Room of the Winter Palace.

 
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Furniture and wall decorations in the Malachite room of the Winter Palace.

 
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Vase and decorative art items in the Malachite room of the Winter Palace.

 
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Columns and furniture in the Malachite room of the Winter Palace

 
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Golden door and malachite columns in the Malachite room of the Winter Palace.

 
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Tapestries on wall of the White Dining roomin Winter Palace - where the Provisional government was meeting when the Bolsheviks broke in and arrested them

 
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Tapestry on wall in the White Dining room -alegories of Africa, Asia and American. The Provisional Government was meeting in this room when the Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace and forced them to surrender. The clock is set for that time. - 2 AM.

 
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Tapestry on wall in the White Dining room -alegories of Africa, Asia and American. The Provisional Government was meeting in this room when the Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace and forced them to surrender. The clock is set for that time. - 2 AM.

 
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Portrait of a Russian Empress in the Winter Palace

 
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Peter the Great's throne - but of course he never actually was here as the building was not built prior to his death. The room was designed by Monteferrand, the same architect who built St. Isaac's Cathedral. The throne, however, was Peter's.

 
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Inner courtyard of the Winter Palace seen through window on second floor.

 
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Wall in the Armorial Hall of the Hermitage - Winter Palace

 
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The actual throne room - Hall of St. George - built by Quarenghi and opened on St. George's day in 1795

 
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Decorated wall and chairs in the Raspberry Boudoir - the private room of Maria Alexandrovna, wife of Alexander II.

 
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A model sleigh with cossack driver.

 
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The Alexander Hall seen from the balcony on the 3rd floor. It was designed by Alexander Bryullov in 1837 to commemorate the Victory over Napoleon.

 
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The Alexander Hall seen from the balcony on the 3rd floor. It was designed by Alexander Bryullov in 1837 to commemorate the Victory over Napoleon.

 
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Detail portrait of one of the hussar generals on wall in 1812 room of Hermitage.

 
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Large painting on the Hermitage Hall of 1812 depicting moment at Borodino battle when General Prince Bragration was mortally wounded.

 
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Ceiling in cupola of the Cathedral - the private imperial chapel in the Hermitage. It was designed by Rastrelli in baroque style.

 
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A section of stained glass - this is one sample of a special exhibition mounted inside the imperial cathedral room of the Hermitage.

 
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One corner of the skylight room in thee Hermitage contaning Spanish school paintings.

 
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Madonna, child and cherub in Hermitage collection of Spanish art

 
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Portrait of young man in Hermitage collection

 
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Portrait of a saint in Hermitage collection.

 
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Several of the full suits of western tournament or parade armor mounted on stuffed horses in the knights' hall of the Hermitage.

 
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Several of the full suits of western tournament or parade armor mounted on stuffed horses in the knights' hall of the Hermitage.

 
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"St Sebastian" by Titian in the Hermitage collection

 
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Raphael's 'Pope Leo X" in the Hermitage collection

 
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Madonna and child and group in Hermitage collection

 
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Paolo Veronese's "Pieta" (betwen 1576-1582) in Hermitage collection

 
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"Madonna and child with St Elizabeth and John the Baptist" in Hermitage collection

 
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Young woman with dog in Hermitage museum

 
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Madonna and child with saints in Hermitage

 
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Madonna and child with bishop and couple in Hermitage collection

 
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Rembrant von Rin "Return of Prodigal Son" in the Hermitage collection

 
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Rembrant's "Abraham sacrificing Isaac" in thee Hermitage museum

 
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Rembrant Moor In Hermitage museum

 
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Rembrant "Self-Portrait" in Hermitage museum

 
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Rembrant's "Portrait of an old man" in Hermitagecollection

 
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Madonna and child with cherubs in Hermitage museum

 
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Rembrant "Master and apprentice" in Hermitage collection

 
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Portrait of Generalissimus Prince Alexander Suvorov in the Hermitage museum

 
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Highly decorated and panelled door in Hermitage

 
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Portrait of Emperor Nicholas II in the Hermitage

 
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Portrait of Tsar Alexander III in Hermitage hall of emperors and tsars.

 
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Portrait of Emperor on horseback - in Hermitage

 
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Portrait of Empress Catherine II - in Hermitage hall of emperors.

 
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Portrait of Empress Catherine I - in Hermitage collection

 
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Portrait of Emperor Peter III - in Hermitage hall of emperors.

 
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Portrait of Empress Elizabeth Petrovna - in Hermitage hall of emperors.

 
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Portrait of Regent Sophia Aleksevena - half sister of Peter I - in Hermitage hall of emperors

 
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Portrait of Tsar Mikhail Feodorovich - in Hermitage hall of emperors.

 
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Portrait of Emperor Peter I - in Hermitage hall of emperors.

 
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Portrait of Emperor - in Hermitage hall of emperors

 
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Portrait of Empress Catherine I in Hermitage emperor's hall

 
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Portrait of Tsar Feyodor Alekseyevich - in Hermitage hall of emperors

 
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Portrait of Peter's first wife, Evodoxia Loputkina - in Hermitage hall of emperors.

 
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Portrait of Tsar Alexsei Mikhilovich - in Hermitage emperor's hall.

 
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Unidentified - in Hermitage museum

 
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Madonna and child and St. Joseph - in Hermitage collection

 
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Dutch school painting - in Hermitage collection

 
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Portrait of a man - Hermitage collection

 
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unknown - Hermitage museum

 
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Portrait of empress in Hermitage hall of emperors

 
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Military designs in stucco in the Alexander Hall of the Winter Palace

 
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Ceiling and chandeliers in the Alexander Hall of the Winter Palace.

 
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Ceiling and chandeliers in the Alexander Hall of the Winter Palace.

 
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Large painting depicting Alexander the Great receiving the wives and daughters of Darius after battle of Issus - in Hermitage collection.

 
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Houdon's statue of Voltaire - in Hermitage

 
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Fragonard - " " in Hermitage collection

 
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Unidentified - in Hermitage collection

 
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Large vase in Hermitage museum

 
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Ceiling in the White Hall of Winter Palace - designed by Alexander Bryullov

 
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Another large vase in Winter Palace.

 
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Ornate rolltop desk in Winter Palace - in White Hall

 
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Ceiling in the White Hall of Winter Palace.

 
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Vase in the Gold Drawing room of Winter Palace

 
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Amanda and Elizabeth join the throng in the Raspberry Boudoir - the private room of Maria Alexandrovna, wife of Alexander II. - Winter Palace

 
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Walls of the Raspberry Room of the Winter Palace.

 
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Detail of inlaid wood floor in the Rotunda of the Winter Palace.

 

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