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Military Gallery
Military Gallery

Military Gallery (Russian: Военная галерея) is a gallery of the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The gallery is a setting to 332 portraits of generals who tak part in the Patriotic War of 1812. The portraits were painted by George Dawe and his Russian assistants Alexander Polyakov and Wilhelm August Golike. Located between the bank of the Neva River and the Palace Square, the Winter Palace in St. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland... The invasion of the Russian Empire led by Napoleon in 1812 was a critical turning point in the Napoleonic wars. ... Alexander M. Polyakov is a physicist, formerly at the Landau Institute in Moscow, currently at Princeton University. ...

The hall where the gallery is accomodated was designed by architect Carlo Rossi from June till November 1826 to replace several small rooms in the middle of the main block of the Winter palace - between the White and Greater throne halls, just a few steps from the palacial church. The gallery was opened in a solemn ceremony on 25 December 1826. Carlo Rossi (Russian: Карл Иванович Росси; Italian: Carlo di Giovanni Rossi; 1775 - 1849) - Russian architect, Italian on the origin, major portion of the life lived and worked in Russia. ... December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 6 days remaining. ... 1826 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

During the Soviet era, the gallery was replenished with four portraits of palace grenadiers (the special troops created in 1827 to guard the house for veterans of the Patriotic War). The portraits were painted by George Dawe in 1828. More recently, the gallery acquired two paintings by Peter von Hess from the 1840s. Soviet redirects here. ... A Grenadier was originally a specialized assault trooper for siege operations, first established as a distinct role in the early 17th century. ...

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External links

  • Link to a Russian language website www.museum.ru



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