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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #105 on: September 17, 2005, 09:55:45 PM »
Why have the Yusupov Palaces and fortunes never been returned by the Russian Government or been fought over by the Yusupovs, since they naturally own them.

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #106 on: February 09, 2006, 05:58:41 PM »
I realize that this probably isn't the place for this post.  And I apologize if it doesn't work out as this will be the first time that I have attempted to post pictures via photobucket.  Also, forgive the poor quality of a couple of the photos.  

The pictures were taken in July when I visited the Yussupov Palace.  Here goes.




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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #107 on: March 22, 2006, 09:18:30 AM »
Does anyone know of any examples of the many paintings that were found in this cache? Any that can be seen in museums today?

Thanks!

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #108 on: March 22, 2006, 12:29:21 PM »
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Does anyone know of any examples of the many paintings that were found in this cache? Any that can be seen in museums today?

Thanks!

Paintings from the Moika (and indeed Arkhangelskoie)were mainly divided between the Hermitage and the Pushkin museum in Moscow.Other museums received odd items and of course the Serov portraits went to the Russian Museum in St P.The only David in Russia "Sappho & Phaon" went to the Hermitage as did 2 Fragonards (to add to the single one they owned) the famed Rubens.Watteau,Boucher & Hyacinthe Rigaud were among the pictures that went to Moscow .Canvases by Claude Lorrain,Correggio,Velasquez,Corot,Hals and some wonderful sculpture were among the 45,000 articles of artistic importance removed in the mid 1920's to the museums....Does anyone the fate of the 3rd Rembrandt  "Boy in Fanciful costume"which was confiscated by the bolsheviks.Was it later sold abroad ?as was the Vigee Lebruns and countless other objects....

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #109 on: March 22, 2006, 12:47:40 PM »
Thank you! I am also curious, is it known if all these portraits were found hidden or were some left on the walls of the palace?

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #110 on: March 23, 2006, 12:48:51 PM »
I was reading on a website mentioning Arkangelskoye, it mentions that the art collection of Prince Nicholas Yusupov was kept here. Yet it sounded like with the volume of things hidden at the moika palace, including the 400 or so paintings, that the art collection was kept here.

Any ideas?

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #111 on: March 23, 2006, 01:55:25 PM »
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I was reading on a website mentioning Arkangelskoye, it mentions that the art collection of Prince Nicholas Yusupov was kept here. Yet it sounded like with the volume of things hidden at the moika palace, including the 400 or so paintings, that the art collection was kept here.

Any ideas?

If you read "Lost Splendour" you will learn that after Prince Nicholas died in 1831,his son Boris reduced the scale of living at A and removed many art treasures such as the Tiepolo's and the Canova "Love & Psyche" to St P.The Moika palace then became the MAIN but not SOLE repositry for the collection.There were (& still are) rooms at A with collections of Hubert Robert,Canaletto and a lovely full length van Dyck.The 2 Tiepolo's are back too.I think there were more than 1,000 paintings !!!!!discovered in the Moika hidden caches...

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #112 on: March 23, 2006, 02:04:26 PM »
Thank you for clarifying. I had no idea there were so many! I guess I won't be able to compile a list.... :P

I noticed that the family had quite a few portraits of different family members done by famous artists (i.e. Serov, Christina Robertson, Flameng, Winterhalter). Is it known or lost to history where these portraits hung in the Moika Palace?

Thanks again!

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #114 on: March 25, 2006, 05:30:43 PM »
Thank you for pointing out that book. I hadn't seen it before. Unfortunately, I will have to hold off for right now due to the price...  :o

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #115 on: April 21, 2006, 12:55:21 AM »
OMG!!! :o


Where did you find these images? These are wonderful watercolors! I can't believe you were able to find them. Thank you so much for posting them. As always you are the best!

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #116 on: April 21, 2006, 12:55:38 PM »
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OMG!!! :o


Where did you find these images? These are wonderful watercolors! I can't believe you were able to find them. Thank you so much for posting them. As always you are the best!



they're from THE YUSUPOV PALACE, published in 2003, to celebrate to the 300th anniversary of St-P and mourn the death of Galina Sveshnikova, the late director of the palace.

"when i die, i hope i go like my grandfather --
peacefully in my sleep; not screaming & in terror,
like the passengers in his car."

-- anonymous
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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #117 on: April 26, 2006, 05:49:31 PM »
Wow! I know that it's been said that the Yussupov palaces rivaled the tsars. After seeing these watercolors, I believe it. They are magnificent!! Thanks for posting them. Areal treat!!!  :) :)

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #118 on: April 26, 2006, 06:13:05 PM »
I certainly vastly prefer what I've seen of the Moika to what I've seen of the AP. From what I understand this isn't an uncommon reaction. I've seen precious little of the Winter Palace at the time and I wonder how it compares.

Thanks brnbg, you're constantly sharing great stuff.


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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #119 on: August 12, 2006, 04:29:11 PM »
Here are some great pictures I found on this website of the interior of the Moika Palace hope you all like it.

http://www.enlight.ru/camera/330/index_e.html