The Picture Gallery of the Stroganov Palace
The painting depicts the picture gallery of the Stroganov Palace. The palace was built by Bartolomeo Rastrelli in the Nevsky Prospect in St. Petersburg. The interiors were designed by Andrei Voronikhin (from the other sources, by Fedor Demertsov). There is a malachite vase in the centre of the room, which was designed according to Voronikhin’s sketches. On the left, there is a statue of Cupid made by Etienne Maurice Falconet. On the right, there are paintings “Rest on the Flight to Egypt” by Nicolas Poussin, “Portrait of Rubens and his son Albert” by the Rubens school, “Portrait of Nicholas Rockox” by Anthony Van Dyck. The paintings from the Stroganov’s collection are essentially in the Hermitage Museum.