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

Exterior view

1819-25
Photo
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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