View of the Peter and Paul Fortress in St.Petersburg

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


gouache on board

62.2 x 86.7 cm

signed and dated: W Barth fec Petersburg 1811

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Sale: Sotheby’s New York, April 23, 2004, lot 1


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, shows a view of the Neva River in St Petersburg towards the Peter and Paul Fortress. The State Russian Museum holds similar views of St Petersburg by Barth.

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