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Exhibition February 13 − May 20, 2019

Nikolay I

State Russian Museum presents the exhibition "Nikolay I". This is the sixth exhibition from the cycle “The Saga of the Romanovs”, which comprehensively covers the personality and state activity of Emperor Nicholas I, their reflection in the works of painting, graphics, numismatics and decorative arts.

At the exhibition, visitors can see more than 500 works of painting, sculpture, graphics and decorative and applied arts. Among the exhibits are a number of ceremonial portraits of Emperor Nicholas I, his associates and members of the royal family, made by such artists and sculptors as George Doe, Franz Kruger, Orest Kiprensky, Fyodor Tolstoy and others. Paintings and drawings, monumental vases, ceremonial sets, furniture, bronze, curiosities of numismatics and many other furnishings included in the exhibition, give an idea of the refined interiors of the royal residences and the characteristics of the life of the highest court. Separate sections of the exhibition are devoted to the Russian-Turkish and Crimean wars and travels of the emperor and his family.

The exhibits are taken from the collections of the Russian Museum, as well as provided State Hermitage Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery, State Historical Museum, Pushkin Museum to them. A.S. Pushkin, Reserve museums Peterhof, Tsarskoye Selo, Pavlovsk, "Gatchina", Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Communications,State Archive of the Russian Federation and a number of other state museums and archives of Russia, owners of personal collections.

Based on the materials of the official site The State Russian Museumand site