The Hermitage

The Hermitage

by Geraldine Norman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781911604525
Publisher: Unicorn Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/15/2018
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 3.00(d)

About the Author


Geraldine Norman is a former journalist and is now the director of the Hermitage. She is the author of Dynastic Rule: Mikhail Piotrovsky and The Hermitage, also published by Unicorn Publishing Group.

Table of Contents

Foreword Professor Mikhail Piotrovsky

Preface Geraldine Norman

1 Catherine's Hermitage and Peter's City 3

2 Catherine's Collections 21

3 Paul and Alexander 47

4 Nicholas I and the New Hermitage 66

5 Twilight of the Romanovs 86

6 St Petersburg Collectors and Connoisseurs 101

7 The Shchukins and the Morozovs 114

8 The Revolution 133

9 The New State Hermitage 154

10 Art Sales 179

11 Archaeology 202

12 'Enemies of the People' 221

13 The Siege of Leningrad 241

14 Trophy Art 261

15 The Post-War Years 282

16 Piotrovsky and Son 303

Epilogue 327

Hermitage Staff Prosecuted by the Soviet Security Services 330

Note on transliteration of Russian names 349

Select Bibliography 350

Acknowledgements 366

Index 369

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