Sweet memories

Handwritten albums

Handwritten albums

Handwritten albums

Handwritten albums

We know from history that the tradition of handwritten albums came to Russia from Western Europe. And though it may seem strange, the original albums were male.

Handwritten albums

Memorable notes

Memorable notes

Only since the late XVIII century albums had become an important element of the lifestyle, family culture and indispensable companion for young ladies.

Handwritten albums

Albums in Russia had become very popular at the beginning of the XIX century. Small galleries were in vogue. They were decorated in a Moroccan or leather bindings with gilt-edged pages.

Sweet memories

Sweet memories

The era of sentimentalism influenced the content of the «book of remembrance,» which was filled with poetic messages and symbolic images. Between the landscape pages with drawn landscapes on them there used to be put dried flowers and leaves.
Those tiny flowers like Pushkin’s «flower, dried and lifeless» were related to the precious memories of the owner.

Handwritten albums

Галерея

Silvester Shchedrin Russian master of romantic landscape

Sylvester Shchedrin Russian master of romantic landscape.

Sylvester Shchedrin Russian master of romantic landscape was born on February 13, 1791.

Морской пейзаж

Морской пейзаж

Sylvester Shchedrin was born in a family of the well-known sculptor of  Ekaterina the Great’s time. Читать далее

БАКУНИНА ЕКАТЕРИНА ПАВЛОВНА (портрет)

БАКУНИНА ЕКАТЕРИНА ПАВЛОВНА (портрет)

Ekaterina Pavlovna Bakunina

ЕКАТЕРИНА ПАВЛОВНА БАКУНИНА

В государственном музее А.С. Пушкина находится портрет Бакуниной Екатерины Павловны кисти О.А. Кипренского, выполненный в 1811 году. Читать далее

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