1768, St Petersburg – 1826, Rome

View of the Neva and Peter the Great’s Summer Palace

Between 1807 and 1816

  • oil on canvas. 65,5 x 81
  • Ж-3259

  • Received in 1930 from the State Hermitage

In 1704 a formal garden that would serve as the Tsar’s summer residence was laid down on the banks of the Neva at the orders of Peter the Great and under his personal supervision. The garden contained fountains, galleries and pavilions for entertainment, and there was also a small stone palace. Balls and assemblies took place in the Summer Garden, and people attended at the personal invitation of Peter. The garden eventually became a favourite place for city-dwellers to relax and the Summer Palace was turned into a museum.

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