Published: August 5, 2003
From August through October, Ursus Prints, 981 Madison Avenue, is showing a collection of Nineteenth Century lithographs and engravings of St Petersburg, Russia, in honor of the city’s 300th anniversary of its official founding this year.
A collection of lithographs published in Paris by Lemercier, for Daziaro, circa 1850. will illuminate St Petersburg’s stately constructions with elegant vibrancy and hand coloring that was executed at the time of publication. Also on exhibit are a series of lithographs from the Collection des Uniformes de L’Armee Imperiale Russe, circa 1835-1837. These images beautifully present the Russian military in their opulent regalia astride polished horses.
Additionally featured are Jakob von Staehlin’s rare impressions on silk, elaborately engraved depicting the fireworks and festivities celebrating the marriage between Paul, the eldest son of Peter III and Catherine the Great (1754-1801).
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