Imperial Russia. Watercolors of something that seems only dreamt up but once was real. These by Russian watercolorist Vasily Sadovnikov (1800-1879), who was a leading Russian master of perspective painting.

Room in the house of the princes Golitsyn. 1845.
Room in the house of the princes Golitsyn. 1845. Private collection. In the public domain due to age. via https://arthive.com/artists/1921~Vasily_Semenovich_Sadovnikov/works/13728~The_interior_room_in_the_house_of_the_princes_Golitsynyh
Interiors-of-the-Winter-Palace-The-Nicholas-Hall
“Nicholas Hall” from the album “Interiors of the Winter Palace.” 1857. Collection of the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.arthermitage.org/Vasily-Semyonovich-Sadovnikov/Interiors-of-the-Winter-Palace-The-Nicholas-Hall.html
The Field Marshal's Hall of the Winter Palace. 1852.
The Field Marshal’s Hall of the Winter Palace. 1852. In the public domain due to age. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Field_Marshal%27s_Hall,_Sadovnikov.jpg
"Arch of the General Staff building." 1830s.
“Arch of the General Staff building.” 1830s. Image courtesy staratel.com. In the public domain due to age. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sadovnikiov_Arch_of_General_Stuff_Building_1830s.jpg

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