Title Italian Painting in the Collection of Кirill G. Razumovsky
Author email vera-arte@yandex.ru
About author Naumova, Vera S. — Ph.D. student, Lomonosov Moscow State University. 27-4 Lomonosovsky prospect, GSP-1, Moscow, Russian Federation, 119991.
In the section Russian Art of the 18th - Early 20th Century
Year 2014 Volume 4 Pages 431440
Type of article RAR Index UDK 7.074 Index BBK 85.14

Art collection of Kirill Razumovsky was considered to be one of the best in the late 18th c., but in the beginning of the 19th c. the collection had been already scattered. However, due to the historical document discovered some time ago, we got the opportunity to reestablish the collection. The list of the paintings hanging in the palace of Kirill Razumovsky on the bank of the Moika river in St. Petersburg gives us the names of the paintings, their dimensions, and also the names, the dates and the places of birth of their authors. The art gallery of St. Petersburg palace of Razumovsky consisted of over 350 paintings of the Italian, French, Netherlandic, Flemish, German, Russian artists of the 16th–18th cc. Most of them were Italian paintings which was a common feature of that time. In 1756 Razumovsky bought paintings by such Italian artists as P. Liberi, M. Liberi, N. Bambini, G. Lazzarini, F. Simonini, P. Pagani. After the second European trip in 1765–1767 the collection expanded. The person responsible for placing the paintings and restoration in the newly built palace was G.A. Martinelli. The palace was decorated with the paintings of Italian artists of the 16th–18th cc., among which were J. Bassano, A. Caracci, Guercino, C. Dolci, F. Solimena, P.J. Batoni, J.P. Panini, A. Ioli. Many works in the beginning of the 1790’s were moved to Moscow and then — to Malorossia (Ukraine). Detailed study of the published materials and new archives gave the opportunity to reveal the paintings from the collection of K.G. Razumovsky, which had been kept in the Russian and foreign collections and were not associated with his name before or were considered lost.

Reference Naumova, Vera S. Italian Painting in the Collection of Кirill G. Razumovsky. Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art: Collection of articles. Vol. 4. Eds: Svetlana V. Maltseva, Anna V. Zakharova. St. Petersburg, NP-Print Publ., 2014, pp. 431–440. ISSN 2312-2129.
Publication Article language russian
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