The foundation of St. Petersburg in 1703


The artist is bass

On May 27 (16), 1703, on the lands recently conquered from the Swedes, Peter I ordered to lay a city, which later became called St. Petersburg.

The plot associated with the laying of St. Petersburg was repeatedly used by different artists, drawers and gravegers. The foundation of the new capital of Russia “under the sea” is invariably considered as one of the main events in the history of Peter the Great.

On the sketch to the picture p.AT.Basina Russian Tsar is represented by working on the city plan. // and navigator and carpenter. Peter the Great in Russian art culture. SPb, 2022. With. 115, 120.

On one canvas with the painting “Catherine II approves the plan of the Academy of Arts” (not earlier than 1840, timing).

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