Walking around the Hermitage thanks to antique paintings

Later (in the 1860 and 1870, during the reign of Alexander II), Gau created images of the Nikolayevsky and Mikhailovsky Palaces in Saint Petersburg as well as the Grand Kremlin Palace (the Emperor’s official residence in Moscow). / Interiors of the New Hermitage. Top of stairwell

Later (in the 1860 and 1870, during the reign of Alexander II), Gau created images of the Nikolayevsky and Mikhailovsky Palaces in Saint Petersburg as well as the Grand Kremlin Palace (the Emperor’s official residence in Moscow). / Interiors of the New Hermitage. Top of stairwell

Eduard Gau
In 1850 the Russian emperor Nikolai I ordered a series of pictures depicting the Small and New Hermitages interiors; the artist Eduard Gau illustrated in his watercolor paintings all of the splendor, brilliance, and opulence of the imperial palace
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