View across Palace Square with Alexander Column. Winter Palace.
Bartolomeo Francesco RASTRELLI (aka Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli)
(Paris, 1700 - April 1771, St. Petersburg)
18th-19th c Russian Rococo Architecture
St. Petersburg. Palace Square. Russia.
The Winter Palace was built by Rastrelli (finished 1762). Karl Rossi designed and built Palace Square (1819-1829). The Alexander Column was designed by August Ricard de Montferrand and was erected in 1834 to commemorate Russia's victory over Napoleon in the War of 1812.
Caption: RASTRELLI Bartolomeo Francesco | Winter Palace. View across Palace Square with Alexander Column. | 1762-1834 | Russian | Rococo
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