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The Mausoleum for Czar Paul I (1754-1801) in the Park of Pavlovsk, near Saint Petersburg, Russia: Side Elevation

Jean-François Thomas de Thomon1805

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

A side of a building with five Doric pilasters, portico, and one Doric column. A Doric frieze contains metopes of masks and vases. At right and left corners of the base supporting the building are two urns, each entwined by a snake. At left, a tree grows on a boulder near a path; at right - an abundance of trees and foliage. Czar Paul I (r. 1796-1801) was assassinated in March 1801. His widow, the Empress Maria Feodorovna, commissioned this mausoleum from Thomas de Thomon, a French architect working in St. Petersburg between 1799 and 1813. The building still stands today on the grounds of Pavlovsk Palace.

Details

  • Title: The Mausoleum for Czar Paul I (1754-1801) in the Park of Pavlovsk, near Saint Petersburg, Russia: Side Elevation
  • Creator: Thomas de Thomon (Jean-François Thomas), French, active in Russia, 1759–1813
  • Date Created: 1805
  • Original Source: See this work of art on the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum website
  • Medium: Pen and black ink, brush and gray wash, green and brown watercolor, trace of black chalk on cream laid paper, ruled borders in pen and black ink
  • Credit line: Museum purchase through gift of Margery and Edgar Masinter and from Drawings and Prints Council, Sarah Cooper-Hewitt, and Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program Funds

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