Exhibition of masterpieces from the collection of Rostropovich - Vishnevskaya opens May 12 in St. Petersburg
ARTinvestment.RU   21 апреля 2008

The collection, purchased at Sotheby

collection, purchased at Sotheby's famous patron Alisher Usmanov in autumn 2007, will open to the public on May 12 in the Konstantinovsky Palace of St. Petersburg, where she was placed in the permanent exhibition, RIA «News».

After the death of his wife of Mstislav Rostropovich, Galina Vishnevskaya, finally decided to move to Russia, and the collection, which is too expensive to sell.

collection, which includes about 450 items, including such masterpieces as the «Portrait of Princess Aurora Demidov» Carl Brullov, «Portrait of Felix Yusupov» Valentin Serov, «Treasure Angels» Nicholas Roerich, «Faces of Russia» Boris Grigoryev portraits painted by Repin and the excellent collection of imperial porcelain, it will be traded in the London office of Sotheby's auction house in September 2007.

But the day before the bid was announced, which bought the entire collection of well-known entrepreneur and philanthropist, Alisher Usmanov. He said that the collection will be returned to the country that owns and Donated to the State.

Later it became known that the return of the collection Rostropovich - Vishnevskaya home Usmanov paid 72 million dollars. Positioning assembly exhibits entirely claimed by the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg and the Pushkin Museum Pushkin Museum and the Kremlin.

Source: RIA Novosti

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