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- DescriptionThe State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg houses a relatively small but choice collection of 16th- to 19th-century British paintings, among them Thomas Gainsborough's vibrant Portrait of a Lady in Blue (c. 1770) and his rival Sir Joshua Reylds' vast Infant Hercules Strangling the Serpents (c. 1786), commissioned by the Russian Empress Catherine II and symbolizing a young Russia's growing strength. 135 paintings-works by artists from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales-are presented in this comprehensive catalogue. Also included are portraits from the famed War Gallery created by English painter George Dawe, who was awarded a prestigious commission to produce more than 300 images of Russian generals for the Gallery of 1812 in the historic Winter Palace, w part of the museum complex.
- Author BiographyElizaveta Renne is curator of British Paintings at the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia.
- Author(s)Elizaveta Renne
- PublisherYale University Press
- Date of Publication26/04/2011
- SubjectFine Arts / Art History
- Series TitleThe Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
- Place of PublicationNew Haven
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintYale University Press
- Content Note650 colour illustrations
- Weight2545 g
- Width245 mm
- Height285 mm
- Spine31 mm
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