ROSSI, Karl Ivanovich
(b. 1775, Napoli, d. 1849, St. Petersburg)

General view

Mikhailovsky Palace, St. Petersburg

The complex of the Mikhailovsky Palace (today the Russian Museum) includes the square onto which it fronts, as well as a system of roads. Rossi's work is an exemplary piece of architecture in the Russian Empire style. The main façade features a gabled portico resting on eight columns, while the wings - with their projecting termini - are ornamented with engaged columns.

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