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Portraits of Count Nikolai Sheremetev: New Revelations

Amerling F. Portrait of Count N. D. Sheremetev. 1843. Oil, canvas.
22 july—20 september 2021

The exhibition in the Garden Vestibule of the Mikhailovsky Palace is dedicated to the iconography of the little Count N. D. Sheremetev (1838-1843). Its central exhibit is a portrait by the Austrian painter Friedrich von Amerling, recently attributed by the museum researchers.

Amerling was one of the best masters of children’s portrait of his time. His works in this genre are distinguished by the elegance of the drawing and color diversity. Paintings by Friedrich von Amerling are virtually absent in Russian museums. Thus, the portrait of the little Count Sheremetev discovered in the State Russian Museum is the only work of the master in Russia so far.

Count Nikolai Sheremetev, son of Count Dmitry Sheremetev (1803-1871), from his marriage to the maid of honor Anna Sheremeteva (1810-1849), who died at the age of five, left a deep trace in the Count's family, which retained a trembling attitude to him and a long memory.

The exhibition will feature portraits of Nikolai Sheremetev made by various artists in various techniques - painting, miniature, sculpture, original and printed graphics from the collection of the State Russian Museum the Ostankino Estate Museum (Moscow), the State Historical Museum, and the collection of T. A. Udras (Moscow).

Also specially for the exhibition an original historical artistic frame from the portrait of a small Count by Amerling was restored in the gilded carving restoration workshop of the State Russian Museum.

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Pavel Zhukovsky. On the 175th Anniversary of Birth

Pavel Zhukovsky. On the 175th Anniversary of Birth

17 march—7 june 2021

The artist Pavel Vasilyevich Zhukovsky (1845-1912) was the son of the great Russian poet Vasily Zhukovsky. His work is little known to art lovers today. But in the last third of the 19th century Pavel Zhukovsky was quite well known in social and cultural circles. The works of Pavel Zhukovsky bear the stamp of his passion for Italian Renaissance painting, religious and antique themes. Their execution and figurative interpretation allow us to refer the artist's work to the academic style of late European Romanticism and Symbolism.

A Meeting of Friends by Alexander Samokhvalov

A Meeting of Friends by Alexander Samokhvalov

20 august 2020—15 january 2021

On the 75th anniversary of Victory Day, the Russian Museum shows the work by Alexander Nikolaevich Samokhvalov "A meeting of friends" (1945). Despite the fact that the artist's heritage has been studied almost completely, this painting was a real discovery for researchers of his work. The exhibition for the first time will present the history of creation, restoration and attribution of the painting "A meeting of friends".

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