“At the Russian Court”, Palace and Protocol in the 19th Century, Hermitage Amsterdam

December 15, 2009 | No Comments

Exhibition open until 13 January 2010.Portrait of Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, by Nikolai Bodarevski 1907

Portrait of Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, by Nikolai Bodarevski 1907

This spectacular exhibition with impressive pieces of jewellery next to the most beautiful gowns, “daily life” garments, photos, paintings and objects gives an extraordinary impression of the 19th century Russian Court protocol. Which was about “splendour & pageantry”… it was a real joy for my eyes!..and my ears as well, because the audio-tour also was very interesting.
For more information about this exhibition, please take a look at the web-site of the Hermitage Amsterdam.

As always some book recommendations;

Royal Jewels from Charlemagne to the Romanovs

“Royal Jewels” from Charlemagne to the Romanovs, by Diana Scarisbrick, Chritophe Vachandez and Jan Walgrave. (Vendome) $ 75.- ISBN: 978-0-86565-193-7 .

Jewels of the Tsars, Prince Michael of Greece“Jewels of the Tsars”, by Prince Michael of Greece (Photobook) €55.- ISBN-13:978-0865651715.
The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, Solodkoff
“The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II” and a collection of Privat photographs of the Russian Imperial family, by Alexander von Solodkoff, used book $375.- ISBN: 978-1891-024092, Designed and produced by Blank & Reschke, Berlin. Published by Ermitage London (1997).

“Fabergé” Court Jeweler to the Tsars, by G. von Habsburg-Lothringen & A. von Solodkoff, ISBN: 0-914427-09-1. (No image)


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Margriet Sopers

Margriet Sopers, FGA

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