L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i



Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Blue rooms - watercolors of Winter Palace interiors by Edward Petrovich Hau


Antechamber of Tsesarevich Alexander Nikolayevich.

Edward Petrovich Hau (July 28, 1807, Reval - 1887 or 88, Moscow) was one of the most important of the nineteenth-century watercolorists who specialized in extremely detailed representations of interior decoration.  He made innumerable paintings of the rich interiors of the Russian Imperial family's many palaces; the precision of his work has proven invaluable to the post-WWII restoration of some of those buildings.

Dressing Room of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.
First Hall of the Military Gallery.
Bathroom of Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna.
Bedroom of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.
First Reserve Apartment - Dressing Room of the Duke of Leuchtenberg.
 Boudoir of Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna.
 Fourth Reserve Apartment - Bedroom.



3 comments:

  1. These are faaaaabulous! A revelation. Many thanks.

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  2. In addition to the detail, I really appreciate the richness of color.

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