CHERNETSOV, Grigory Grigorievich
(b. 1802, Luch Kostroma, d. 1865, St. Petersburg)
The Gallery of 1812 in the Winter Palace1827
Oil on canvas, 122 x 94 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
The Gallery of 1812 inside the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg was designed by Carlo Rossi (1775-1849), an architect of Italian by origin who had lived in St. Petersburg since childhood. He was prominent in the fields of official architecture and interior decoration. Rossi designed interiors at the Anichkov Palace, Pavlosk, the Winter Palace, and the Yelagin Palace, St. Petersburg.