View of Kamenny Island in St.Petersburg

Johann Wilhelm Barth(1779-1852)
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reference number: RG_021


gouache on board

64.1 x 87.3 cm

signed, inscribed and dated lower left: W Barth fec Petersburg 1811; further inscribed with the title bottom centre



Sale: Sotheby’s New York, April 23, 2004, lot 2


The Royal Prussian court painter Johann Wilhelm Barth came to St Petersburg in 1809. During his sojourn in the Russian capital, the artist created a series of meticulous views of the city. The present painting, dated 1811, depicts a panorama of Kamenny Island, one of the most picturesque areas of St Petersburg. During the 19th century, the island was a favourite summer retreat of the Russian nobility.

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