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St. George’s Hall (Grand Throne Room), Winter Palace (1837)*

Artist/Designer: Giacomo Quarenghi

Project Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Figure 1: George’s Hall. Source: Walter and Ruth Behnke, Throne Room in the Hermitage Palace. 2011, Digital Image. ( Source | Accessed : January 6, 2014 )
Figure 2: George’s Hall. Source: Filip Demuinck, Big Throne Hall. 2012, Digital Image. ( Source | Accessed : January 6, 2014 )
Figure 3: George’s Hall. Source: Winter Palace Interior Throne Room. Digital Image. ( Source | Accessed : January 6, 2014 )
Figure 4: ( Source | Accessed : January 6, 2014 )


Primary Material(s):
Textile, Plaster

Government, Residential Structure

Related Website(s):

Significant Date(s):
18th Century

Additional Information:
Publication/Texts in Print

Haywood, Richard M. "The Winter Palace in St. Petersburg: Destruction by Fire and Reconstruction, December 1837 - March 1839." Jahrbücher Für Geschichte Osteuropas, Neue Folge, 27, no. 2 (1979): 161-80.

Semyonova, Tatyana. "The Decoration of the New Hermitage: Nicholas I's Public Museum." The British Art Journal 2, no. 2 (2000): 127-34.

Ducamp, Emmanuel, M. F. Korshunova, Tatianna Borisovna Bushmina. The Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg. Paris: Alain de Gourcuff, 1995.

Building Address

38 Palace Embankment, Dvortsovy Municipal Okrug, Central District, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Supporting Designers/Staff:

Giacomo Quarenghi (Original interior design and architect of

Significant Dates:
Original interior by Giacomo Quarenghi created between 1787 and 1795
Fire destroyed interior in 1837
Vasily Stasov begins work on repairing and overhauling interior in 1837

Associated Projects
The Hermitage Museum,

Russia, The Winter Palace, Throne Room, Apollo, Great Fire of 1837, The Hermitage Museum, Nicholas II, Nicholas I

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