Though the building and decoration of the Palace was carried out by a succession of architects, its interiors and architecture show a great unity of style; the Palace's decor is completely integrated with its architecture. Its vast art collections won the Palace world renown.
Articles of ivory and amber
German Painting of the 18th century includes three most famous names of that time - A.R. Mengs, J.P. Hackert and A. Kauffmann.
Allegory of Diligence in Drawing by A. R. Mengs was acquired from the famous Rome antiquary T. Jenkins. Two pictures of A. Kauffmann were ordered to her during the visit of Maria Feodorovna at her workshop in Venice. At that time the artist had returned from England, so she chose the subjects from the medieval history.
From the 19 masterpieces of J. P. Hackert that had been on display in Pavlovsk up to 1930, only one remains the today. It depicts a view of Rome. This picture was commissioned together with four other ones during Pavel and Maria Feodorovna's visit to Rome.
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