The Jordan (Ambassadorial) Staircase & ceiling. Hermitage (Winter Palace).
Bartolomeo Francesco RASTRELLI (aka Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli)
(Paris, 1700 - April 1771, St. Petersburg)
18th c Russian Rococo Architecture
St. Petersburg. Russia.
The palace was commissioned by the daughter of Peter the Great; Elizaveta Petrovna; in 1754. It was used as an official royal residence until 1917. The painted ceiling is by Diziani.
Caption: RASTRELLI Bartolomeo Francesco | Hermitage (Winter Palace). The Jordan (Ambassadorial) Staircase & ceiling. | 1754-1762 | Russian | Rococo
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