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Treasures of the Court / Peter I (the Great) of Russia (r. 16891725)

Covering 500 years, 38 patrons and several continents, this course is an examination of audacious acts of patronage and how they resulted in some of the finest art collections in the world.

Peter I (the Great) of Russia (r. 1689–1725)

In a bid to change Russia's reputation from primitive to sophisticated, Peter I toured Europe, returning with 260 chests of weapons, scientific instruments, tools, and a stuffed crocodile. But perhaps his greatest legacy was his art patronage, amassing a collection that included Russia's first Rembrandt. He both invited European artists like Jean-Marc Nattier and Bartolomeo Rastrelli to train locals and sponsored Russian artists' trips to Europe and, of course, built St. Petersburg.


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Date and Time:

3 February 2015 at 10:45 am


Half Day



The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square

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