Unknown Artist (1849) – The Rose Pavilion, Peterhof, Russia


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The Rose Pavilion in the Lugovoi (Meadow) Park in Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia 1849. Pencil and watercolour with scratching out on white wove paper. Extensively inscribed in pencil on the reverse. A small, detached label with an inscription written in pencil reads: H H. Peterhoff 1849. The inscriptions written in English on the back are indistinct and difficult to read. Presented in a new mount.
Sheet: 5 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. (14.9 x 22.5 cm.)
Mount: 11 7/8 x 15 1/8 in. (30.2 x 38.4 cm.)


A very interesting and historical watercolour of Russian interest.

The Rose or “Ozerki” (lakes) Pavilion in the Lugovoi (meadow) Park at Peterhof was designed by Andrei Ivanovich Stakenschneider and constructed in 1845-1848, specifically for the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, one of several lakeside follies at Peterhof that the architect created for the pleasure of Tsar Nicholas I and his family. While several of the other pavilions destroyed by the Germans during World War II have been restored/reconstructed, this one has not.


Unidentified / Unknown Artist