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Catherine the Great : treasures of Imperial Russia from the State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad

Author: Isabella Forbes; William Underhill; Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)
Publisher: London : Booth-Clibborn, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Catherine the Great started her collection in 1764 to decorate the Winter Palace. The treasures are now housed in The Hermitage museum in Leningrad. This book presents a selection of these treasures, including jewellery, such as a gold, diamond and sapphire snuff box, diamond watches, chalices, table services, armour, tapestries, dresses and portraits of her and her courtiers."--Amazon.
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Catherine the Great.
London : Booth-Clibborn, ©1990
(OCoLC)741994360
Named Person: Catherine, Empress of Russia; Catherine, Empress of Russia; Zarin II ) Katharina (Russland
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isabella Forbes; William Underhill; Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)
ISBN: 0904866890 9780904866896 0904866920 9780904866926
OCLC Number: 25350415
Description: xviii, 206 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Catherine the Great and her age / Dr. G.N. Komelova --
The architecture of St. Petersburg in the time of Catherine the Great / Dr. G.N. Komelova --
Fine art / Augusta Pobedinskaya --
Applied arts / Tamara Kudriavtseva --
Russian culture and science / Irina Uchanova --
Commerative medals / Yevgeniya Schukina --
Literary publications in Russia during the reign of Catherine the Great / Olga Zimina.
Responsibility: [edited by Isabella Forbes and William Underhill ; editorial co-ordinator and translator, Mark Sutcliffe].

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First begun in 1764, Catherine the Great's fabulous collection of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, and jewellery is still at the heart of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. This lavishly  Read more...

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