ALEKSEYEV, Fyodor Yakovlevich
(b. ca. 1753, St. Petersburg, d. 1824, St. Petersburg)

The Flood of 1824 in the Square at the Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre

Oil on canvas, 70 x 108 cm
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

The St. Petersburg Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre (The Big Stone Theatre of St. Petersburg) was built in 1783, then modified, restored and rebuilt several times. In 1886 it was torn down to make place for the St. Petersburg Conservatory. The only surviving sections of the original theatre are the grand staircase and landing, preserved in the building of the conservatory.

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