Watercolors of Russian interiors from long before the revolution had been thought of let alone come. Mid 19th century. Luigi Premazzi, artist (1814-1891). Italian but he mostly painted in Saint Petersburg, keeping busy doing watercolors of rooms in the tsar’s palaces.

"Mikhail Obreskoff's Office." 1848. Watercolor on paper.
“Mikhail Obreskoff’s Office.” 1848. Watercolor on paper. Collection of the Art Museum of Ryazan, Russia. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.art-prints-on-demand.com/a/premazzi-luigi/mikhail-obreskoffs-office.html
"Interior of a living room." 1847.
“Interior of a living room, a domestic interior with four seated female figures.” 1847. Watercolor and white color on paper. Collection of the Radichtchev Museum, Saratov, Russia. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.art-prints-on-demand.com/a/premazzi/interiorofalivingroom1847.html
"Stagecoach Station in Saint Petersburg."
“Stagecoach Station in Saint Petersburg.” 1848. Watercolor and gouache on paper. Collection of the State Historical Museum, Moscow. Image © bridgemanimages.com and 2019 meisterdrucke.uk. Fair use license. via https://www.meisterdrucke.uk/fine-art-prints/Luigi-Premazzi/105682/The-Waiting-Room-of-the-Stagecoach-Station-in-St.-Petersburg,-1848-(wc-and-gouache-on-paper).html

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