In 1764 Catherine created the basis of one of the world’s most celebrated art collections in the world and it did not disappoint! Housed in the Winter Palace, a grand baroque building and is without question St. Petersburg’s most beautiful palace.
Art lovers heaven…and the most breathtaking collection of Matisse paintings along with Raphael Loggias, Rembrandt and Catherine’s Peacock Clock (some men will go to any lengths to gain attention as this was some gift!) brought new meaning to loving art.
Rembrandt, Raphael Loggias (as commissioned by Catherine in the late 1780’s) and Catherine’s peacock clock….my highlights!