Georg Christoph Grooth and the Time of Elizabeth Petrovna

2 January 2017
Russian museum in Saint-Petersburg is running and exhibition Georg Christoph Grooth and the Time of Elizabeth Petrovna

Epoch of Empress Elizaveta (Elizabeth) Petrovna is one of the periods of Russian history that are usually estimated as controversial. On the other hand, this was the time of bright flourishing of Russian culture and rich development of architecture, painting, graphic arts as well as art collecting, initiated by Peter the Great and continued by his daughter Elizaveta.

The exhibition in St. Michaels Castle will present more than 150 art pieces by various artists that were active during the time of her magnificent reign. The core part of the exhibition is formed with the works by Georg Christoph Grooth (1716-1749) one of the most prominent representatives of the rossika art (works of foreign authors who worked in Russia), whose 300th Anniversary is celebrated in 2016.

Exhibition is supplemented by two dresses and two pairs of 18th century shoes from the Shoe Icons collection.





Our deepest gratitude to collector and friend Anton Pryimak for helping to dress the mannequins.
Our deepest gratitude to collector and friend Anton Pryimak for helping to dress the mannequins.
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