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The Stroganoff Palace, built in 1752, under the supervision of Italian architecture Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, is a true masterpiece of Russian Baroque. The Stroganoff Palace was a center of cultural life in imperial St. Petersburg.
Alexander S. Stroganoff, The Count, was the first Chief of the National Library of Russia and The President of the Academy of Arts. A great art collection was represented in the palace, including masterpieces of Rembrandt, Antoon van Dyck, Robert, Reni as well as pieces of art of various famous sculptors.The Stroganoff's library used to be the richest one in the Russian Empire. The Palace itself was famous for its grand balls, magnificent masquerades, operas.
Foto Jan Inghelbrecht.