Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A City Founder

The Foundation of Saint Petersburg by the German-Russian painter Alexander Ewstafijewitsch von Kotzebue (1815-1889). Kotzebue depicted here Tsar Peter the Great as a the visionary founder of the city. Artisans and architects are fascinated at his feet while he is dramatically illuminated.

1 comment:

  1. Not too often does a city start via one person's decision - normally it just evolves over a long time. Peter the Great was depicted as a godly player.. Appropriately.