Stroganoff: the palace and collections of a Russian noble family
Portland Art Museum in collaboration with Harry N. Abrams, 2000 - Art - 256 pages
The Stroganoffs were among Imperial Russia's wealthiest and most influential families. Their collection of art, antiquities, and decorative objects, assembled over five centuries, was rivaled only by the holdings of the tsar.
This book, the companion volume to a major traveling exhibition, reassembles masterworks of the Stroganoff collection for the first time since the 1917 Revolution. The more than 200 objects showcased here are extraordinarily varied: exquisite 16th-century icons; European old-master paintings by Botticelli, Poussin, van Dyck, and Watteau; rare antiquities from around the world; and stunning decorative objects, such as the great malachite coupe from the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.
Complete with photographs of that fabled Baroque palace, which is now under restoration, this book will be a revelation to art lovers everywhere.
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Stroganoff: the palace and collections of a Russian noble familyUser Review - Book Verdict
Edited by a former curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this companion to a traveling exhibition organized by the University of Portland reassembles works collected over several centuries by the Stroganoffs, one of the most distinguished families of Imperial Russia. No other book dedicated to this industrious and outstanding family provides a better or more profound re-creation of their environment and lifestyle. The 230 dazzling illustrations present a breathtaking display of artistic wealth and diversity, while historical essays clarify the life and times of the Stroganoffs. By detailing their legacy, this book also details Imperial Russia!s rich cultural heritage. Recommended for both public and academic libraries."Edward Koja Owusu-Ansah, Murray State Univ., KY ...
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Great background material on the Stroganov family.
THE ART OF FAITH
THE STROG ANOFFS AS DATRONS
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