Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Sheet with image of the Palace Square

    Sheet with image of the Palace Square

    Russia, St. Petersburg

    1892

    Imperial Porcelain factory

    Overglazed painting

    12.9 х 18.3 cm

    Green mark "А III 92" beneath the crown

    Oval sheet with polychrome light blue and brown colours picture of the Palace Square with the Alexander Column up front, in the center, The General Staff Building and Foreign Ministry connected with the Chariot of Glory via the triumphal arch. The architectural scenery is complemented with staffage figures.

    The painting is made after the picture by J. Charlemagne lithographed by L.J.Arnout in the 1840s, and by L.Jacottet in the 1850s.

    The Palace Square ensemble is a recognizable symbol of Saint Petersburg, its architectural landmark. The Alexander Column is the center of the ensemble; it was erected after the design offered by architect Au.Montferrand after the Russian victory in the Patriotic War of 1812. The column was unveiled in 1834; it was made from a single piece of granite taken from the Gulf of Finland coast. The height of the column together with the base and the statue of the angel (made by B.I. Orlovsky) is 47.5 meters. The buildings of the General Staff Building and Foreign Ministry were built according to the project of K.I. Rossi in 1819-1829, they "imbibed” segmental historic buildings surrounding the square in front of the Winter Palace, predetermining the unity and harmony of its space. Joined by the arch, both wings of the building are perceived as a single architectural space, a grand arc encompassing the Palace Square. The sculptural decoration of the arch dedicated to the Patriotic War of 1812 was performed by V.I. Demut-Malinovsky and S.S. Pimenov.

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