Description of the artwork «Mansion in Granatny Lane»
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Neoclassical mansion was built in 1899-1900 and was considered at the beginning of the 20th century as one of the most beautiful houses in Granatny Lane. The mansion now houses the Embassy of Tajikistan.
The A3 illustration is part of a series of architectural sketches in watercolor that can be seen in the collection cityscapes.
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Read more about the mansion: The building was built in the then popular Neo-Grec style with elements of Neoclassicism (architect Vladimir Sherwood was involved in the design), the asymmetrical façade was decorated with exquisite moldings. Ionic columns and bas-reliefs on antique themes decorated the cornice and portico above the entrance. The mansion has partially preserved its rich interior decoration. In 1905, an addition designed by early 20th century architect Vladimir Adamovich Rekka was built on the right side of the house. In 1917 the Bolsheviks nationalized the house and until 1923 the People's Commissariat for Military Affairs of the RSFSR was located inside. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Embassy of Tajikistan settled there, thanks to which some elements of the interior have acquired a characteristic oriental flavor.