View across Palace Square from 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). 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 from Alexander Column. | 1762-1834 | Russian | Rococo
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