IGNATOV Sebastian KLAUBER Portrait of Count Stroganov. 1807 St. Petersburg paper, dotted Source: hermitagemuseum.org
Graver R. Thomas of the original artist Sokolova The first half of the XIX century. St. Petersburg (?) paper, dotted Source: hermitagemuseum.org
In mid-November in Perm exhibition "Stroganoff - collectors of antiquities, dedicated to 120 anniversary of the Perm Regional Museum. Exposition of the Hermitage collection dedicated to only one aspect of collecting activities Stroganoff - Collection of Antiquities. Presented 70 exhibits.
collection of Count Stroganoff received by the middle of the twenties of XX century in the Hermitage, significantly enriched the museum collection. The main subject of collecting activities Stroganoff has always been the western European art, especially painting, but the artistic interests of the members of this family were very versatile and comprehensive collection, they were widely represented antique works of art, coins and medals from various countries and historical periods, archaeological finds. The inventory Stroganov collection, dated 1884, refers to standing on tables in the Art Gallery of the monuments of antiquity, ancient Egypt, China and Mexico. Some of these items can be seen in watercolors with images halls of the Stroganov Palace.
Jules MEYBLYUM library at home PS Stroganov in St. Petersburg. 1860 paper, brush, watercolor, white Source: hermitagemuseum.org
Kunstsammlung Stroganoff were established during a time when the fashion for antiquity in Europe and Russia reached its climax. The basis of the ancient meeting Stroganoff, apparently, is a collection of sculptures, acquired by Alexander Sergeyevich in the middle of the XVIII century during his travels in Europe. In addition to genuine antiquities, the assembly includes objects created in imitation of the antique.
Guidry kalpida depicting Herakles, struggling with a bull Around 500 BC Greece, Attica Clay Source: hermitagemuseum.org
next most significant step in the formation of the antique collection began collecting activities Sergei Grigorievich, due to which collection was replenished with archaeological finds. Efforts Stroganov in 1859 founded the Imperial Archaeological Commission, due to the activity which in the Stroganov Palace and the Imperial Hermitage began to come from the ancient northern Black Sea area. Source products Etruscans - the mysterious people, whose civilization is largely influenced by Roman, appear to have been excavated in the tombs of Etruria and Campania, conducted in 1960-70-ies.
statue of the goddess. The end of the XV - beginning of XVI century. Mexico. Aztec culture Stone Source: hermitagemuseum.org
in the Stroganov Palace were presented even Mexican antiquity. These disparate, apparently, quite accidentally bought at European auctions items are still almost the only Russian art collection of Mexican pre-Columbian era.
Dish "King on the hunt." The first half of VII century. Iran Silver with niello and gilding, chasing Source: hermitagemuseum.org
Among the treasures that the Hermitage and the whole world must Stroganov, special group of monuments, found in the Perm province, often directly on land owned by Stroganov. This - the world-famous collection of oriental silver. Silver dishes, and vessels were set up in Iran Sassanid era, the royal dynasty that ruled Iran from III to VII centuries., Before the Arab invasion, as well as in the State of Sogdiana, was located in Central Asia, the territory of modern Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Probably in the Middle Ages, silverware brought the Kama area merchants in exchange for furs and other local favorites. Apparently, in the difficult years of the treasures buried in the ground, and in XVIII - XIX centuries, they began to find farmers in all sorts of excavation. Most of the items were found in the treasures, which are usually also included jewelry and coins. During the turbulent history of Iran and Central Asia, most things made of precious metals has been lost, and that Kama was the richest source of Sasanian and Sogdian silverware. Sasanian dishes were highly valued by antique auctions, and in Europe, a whole industry of manufacture of counterfeits, which are often very difficult to distinguish from genuine antiquities. Many museums around the world who purchased the exhibits at the auction can not be sure of their authenticity. And only the monuments of the Hermitage is not cast doubt on its authenticity, precisely because aware of the circumstances under which they were extracted from the Permian land.
Stroganoffs very interested in archaeological finds of native land and carefully collected and store them. Thanks to the collecting activities of the family, especially Stroganov, was formed is stored now in the Hermitage collection of antiquities of the Permian - bronze plates with images of animals, going in our worship of the Finno-Ugric peoples living on lands in the Permian VI - VII centuries.
December 8 would be executed in '91 one of the most recognized and celebrated contemporary artists, "modern classics," wrote the Queen of England, grandson of the famous Sigmund Freud - Lusien Freud
On Sunday, December 8 at the auction house "Kabinet" passed faleristicheskie and antiquarian auction, earned a total of almost 17.5 million rubles.
With the hammer went medal "For courage", archive and Chaliapin sign Guardianship of n
From November 20 2013 to January 18, 2014 in the heart of Sadie Coles HQ in London to see a new exhibition-installation Urs Fischer's "Romance" - 3000 large multicolored plastic "drops" hanging on the line, against the backdrop
November 16 auction house "Antiquarium" held its first ever auction - "Rare and valuable books famous meeting."
82.3%of lots sold - a phenomenal result, even for the elders of the art market.
Look at the reasons
November 16th House "Znak" held regular trading.
60%of the money paid for the members of the Order and are desperately fighting for a medal "for drunkenness."
Twenty pounds of weight - and they are not confused
Experts found counterfeit work "Manola with purple cape" and "View of Oberstdorf" from the collection of the Art Museum of the city of Emden.
Until recently, they were considered works of expressionist Alexei Jawlensky
In the 452-866 million Christie's estimated the part of the collection of the Art Institute of Detroit bankrupt, which is fully or partially owned by the city, which is nearly 3,000 works, including paintings by Van Gogh, Matisse, Brueghel the Eld
The publisher of "New Literary Review" published a book Lely Kantor-Kazovsky about Mikhail Grobman (1939), Israeli artist and poet, one of the representatives of the Moscow avant-garde artistic and poetic 1960
Recently in Dubai Creek, Creek sailed giant inflatable yellow duck, very similar to the known worlds installation Florentina Hoffman recreated them in 14 cities around the world.
However, from Dubai "pirated version" artist disown
As part of the educational program of the Kandinsky Prize on December 10, "Drummer" renowned researcher Russian avant-garde Alexander Shatskikh lecture "" A View from the heights "in metaphysics Russian Avant-Garde"
In Pushkin Museum.
Pushkin opened an exhibition dedicated to the publication of a new book about the life and work of Alexander Labas (1900-1983).
Presented his graphic work and an unknown Russian audience painting "The train goes (train from Mosco
Today at the Pushkin Museum.
Pushkin opens exhibition of about 100 works from the collection Kantor - works of Repin, Serov, Serebrya, Bakst, Chagall, Soutine, Modigliani, Rothko, Kabakov, Bulatov, etc.
Today in the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow opened the first exhibition of works from the private collection of Damien Hirst, which unites the works of young British artists, classical modernism and pop art, etc.
Today at the State Pushkin Museum on Arbat opens the exhibition "Portraiture", which will feature approximately 200 works - portraits of writers, famous personalities, people of different social strata
In the museum of decorative and folk art the major exhibition "Russian lacquer miniature.
Tradition and modernity ", which presents more than 500 of the best works of masters Fedoskino Palekh Mstiora and Kholui
For the first time after a major restoration work Tretyakov Gallery exhibits the entire body of portraits, sketches and sketches for an unfinished painting by Korin's "Requiem.
Disappearing Russia ", including her intended for the large
At the Geneva auction Hôtel des Ventes selection of 230 letters of members of the Romanov dynasty was sold 10 times more expensive estimate - for 700 thousand dollars.
Bidding reached a record for the auction house sales of 4.25 million dollars
On Saturday, December 14 "Russian enamel" hold high the final auction of the year - the auction of Russian and Western European art.
In the catalog - more than 300 lots of paintings, graphics, porcelain, silver, etc.
December 11 auction will be held XX "House of antique books in Nikitsky", which will be presented 450 lots of rare books, manuscripts and autographs from the beginning of the XV to the first half of the XX century
At Bonhams auction in support of UNICEF (UN Children's Fund) for a record 17.1 million pounds sold painting by French artist Jean-Honore Fragonard (Jean-Honoré Fragonard) «Portrait of Francois Henri, Duke d'Harcourt"