Watercolors of royal and imperial rooms to make you want to own everything in them. Two that belonged to the last tsar’s mother and the third the sitting room of his mother in law.

Bedroom of Empress Marie Feodorovna, English Palace, Peterhof. 1914. Watercolor. Eugene Baumgarten, artist.
Bedroom of Empress Marie Feodorovna, English Palace, Peterhof. 1914. Watercolor. Eugene Baumgarten, artist. Used as part of an exhibition at the State Historical Museum, Moscow in 2016. Fair use license. via https://arthive.com/news/2287~Na_dache_Jusupovykh_i_v_spal’ne_imperatritsy_inter’er_v_russkoj_grafike_predstavili_v_muzee
Study of Tsesarevna Maria Feodorovna in the Anichkov Palace in Saint Petersburg. Drawing. 1867.
Study of Tsesarevna Maria Feodorovna in the Anichkov Palace in Saint Petersburg. Drawing. 1867. Artist not known. Collection of the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. Fair use license. via http://docplayer.net/60801790-The-state-hermitage-museum-2013-isbn-editorial-board-executive-group.html
Darmstadt, the Neues Palais: the sitting-room of the Grand Duchess of Hesse.  1878.
Darmstadt, the Neues Palais: the sitting-room of the Grand Duchess of Hesse. 1878. Heinrich Reinhard Kroh, artist (1841-after 1879). Image © Royal Collection Trust. Fair use license. via https://www.rct.uk/collection/920709/darmstadt-the-neues-palais-the-sitting-room-of-the-grand-duchess-of-hesse
Advertisements

Russian grandeur from the other side of 1917. Mostly from the turn of the last century but one a good bit back. Not as much fun as a present from the tsar but still. Collection of the Walters Museum, Baltimore, Maryland.

Kvosh with imperial eagle. Underside of handle inscribed May 6, 1911 but probably made between 1899 and 1903.
Kvosh with imperial eagle. Underside of handle inscribed May 6, 1911 but probably made between 1899 and 1903. Carved nephrite, a type of jade, silver, gold and various gemstones. Maker not known. Collection of the Walters Museum, Baltimore. Cc0 License 0. via https://art.thewalters.org/detail/14699/kovsh-with-imperial-eagle/
Mouse. 1908-1914.
Mouse. 1908-1914. Hardstone. Smoky quartz, diamond, gold and ruby. Fabergé, maker. Collection of the Walters Museum, Baltimore. Cc0 License 0. via https://art.thewalters.org/detail/76634
Kovsh. 1899-1903.
Kovsh. 1899-1903. Silver gilt with opaque filigree enamel with the monogram of Tsar Peter I on the handle. Grachev Brothers, maker. Collection of the Walters Museum, Baltimore. Cc0 License 0. via https://art.thewalters.org/detail/82450/kovsh-12/
Potpourri vase with classical figures. 1768.
Pot-pourri vase with classical figures, believed to have been given by Catherine the Great to her lover, Count Grigorii Grigorevich Orlov. 1768. Multi colored gold and enamel. Jean Pierre Ador, goldsmith. Ivan Frolov, assayer. Collection of the Walters Museum, Baltimore. Cc0 License 0. via https://art.thewalters.org/search/?q=Saint+Petersburg+Russia
Presentation plate with crown and cross of Saint Andrew. 1885-1889.
Presentation plate with crown and cross of Saint Andrew. 1885-1889. Silver gilt with filigree and painted enamel. Grigori Arsenev Andreev, artist (active 1885-1898). Collection of the Walters Museum. Cc0 License 0. via https://art.thewalters.org/detail/82512/presentation-plate-with-crown-and-cross-of-saint-andrew/

What you get if your sister is the tsarina. Watercolors of various rooms in the city residence of Grand Duke Sergei and his wife Elizabeth Feodorovna. From the album “Views of the Church, Residential and Residence of Grand Duke Sergei and Grand Duchess Ella, Moscow.” 1902 and 1905. Russian. Ignatius Nivinsky, artist (1881-1915). One by V. P. Trofimov. Collections of the State Historical Museum, Moscow.

Salon of Grand Duchess Ella. 1902.
“Salon of Grand Duchess Ella.” from the album “Views of the Church, Residential and Residence of Grand Duke Sergei and Grand Duchess Ella, Moscow.” 1902. Watercolor. Ignatius Nivinsky, artist (1881-1915). Image © State Historical Museum, Moscow. Fair use license. via http://catalog.shm.ru/entity/OBJECT/5602227?exhibition=589645364&index=73
"Dressing room of Grand Duke Sergei," from the album "Views of the Church, Residential and Residence of Grand Duke Sergei and Grand Duchess Ella, Moscow." 1902.
“Dressing room of Grand Duke Sergei,” from the album “Views of the Church, Residential and Residence of Grand Duke Sergei and Grand Duchess Ella, Moscow.” 1902. Watercolor. Ignatius Nivinsky, artist (1881-1915). Image © State Historical Museum, Moscow. Fair use license. via http://catalog.shm.ru/entity/OBJECT/5602229?exhibition=589645364&index=98
"View from the white lounge towards the ballroom," from the album "Views of the Church, Residential and Residence of Grand Duke Sergei and Grand Duchess Ella, Moscow." 1905.
“View from the white lounge towards the ballroom,” from the album “Views of the Church, Residential and Residence of Grand Duke Sergei and Grand Duchess Ella, Moscow.” 1905. Watercolor. Ignatius Nivinsky, artist. Collection of the State Historical Museum, Moscow. via https://artchive.ru/news/2287~Na_dache_Jusupovykh_i_v_spal%27ne_imperatritsy_inter%27er_v_russkoj_grafike_predstavili_v_muzee
"Study of Grand Duke Sergei" from the album "Views of the Church, Residential and Residence of Grand Duke Sergei and Grand Duchess Ella, Moscow." 1905.
“Study of Grand Duke Sergei” from the album “Views of the Church, Residential and Residence of Grand Duke Sergei and Grand Duchess Ella, Moscow.” 1905. Watercolor. Ignatius Nivinsky, artist. Collection of the State Historical Museum, Moscow. Fair use license. via http://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.com/2018/10/album-of-interiors-of-grand-duke-sergei.html
"White drawing room with a portrait of Emperor Nicholas II," from the album "Views of the Church, Residential and Residence of Grand Duke Sergei and Grand Duchess Ella, Moscow." Early 19th c.
“White drawing room with a portrait of Emperor Nicholas II,” from the album “Views of the Church, Residential and Residence of Grand Duke Sergei and Grand Duchess Ella, Moscow.” Early 19th c. V. P. Trofimov, artist (1878-1956). Image © State Historical Museum, Moscow. Fair use license. via http://catalog.shm.ru/entity/OBJECT/5602234?exhibition=589645364&index=66

More fabulous watercolors of Russian rooms at mid 19th century. So detailed that you feel you could travel right into the painting and sit down on the sofa. These from the palaces of Tsarkoe Selo. Luigi Premazzi, artist (1814-1891).

Billiard room, Alexander Palace, Tsarkoe Selo. 1854.e Selo.
Billiard room, Alexander Palace, Tsarkoe Selo. 1854. Watercolor. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.liveinternet.ru/users/5031314/post406247865/
Lyons Hall, Catherine Palace, Tsarkoe Selo. 1859.
Lyons Hall, Catherine Palace, Tsarkoe Selo. 1859. Watercolor. Image © Tsarskoe Selo State Museum/Bridgeman Images. Fair use license. via https://www.watercolourworld.org/painting/lyons-hall-catherine-palace-tsarskoye-selo-tww004c6b
Agate Room, Catherine Palace, Tsarskoe Selo. 1859
Agate Room, Catherine Palace, Tsarskoe Selo. 1859. Collection of the State Museum, Tsarskoye Selo. Fair use license. via https://www.kunst-fuer-alle.de/deutsch/kunst/kuenstler/kunstdruck/luigi-premazzi/8787/17/525828/the-agate-room-in-the-catherine-palace-at-tsarskoye-selo-1859/index.htm
Bedroom of Tsar Alexander I,  Alexander Palace, Tsarskoe Selo. 1855.
Bedroom of Tsar Alexander I, Alexander Palace, Tsarskoe Selo. 1855. Collection of the State Museum Tsarkoe Selo/Bridgeman Art Library. Image © Art.com. via https://www.art.com/products/p1775927864-sa-i4210505/luigi-premazzi-bedroom-of-tsar-alexander-i-in-the-alexander-palace-tsarskoye-selo-1855.htm

Art with an ability to overpower your room. On the other hand if you hung one of these up you’d be done decorating for life. Russian. Viktor Vasnetsov, artist. Living from 1848 to 1926, he loved historical and mythological subjects as you can plainly see.

"The Sleeping Princess." 1900-1926.
“The Sleeping Princess.” 1900-1926. Collection of the house museum of Viktor Vasnetsov. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%D0%A1%D0%BF%D1%8F%D1%89%D0%B0%D1%8F_%D1%86%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%BD%D0%B0.jpg
"Rejoice in the Lord, O ye Righteous." Panel 2 of a triptych. 1896.
Rejoice in the Lord, O ye Righteous. Panel 2 of the Triptych. 1896. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%D0%A0%D0%B0%D0%B4%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D1%8C_%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%B5%D0%B4%D0%BD%D1%8B%D1%85_%D0%BE_%D0%93%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%B4%D0%B5._%D0%A6%D0%B5%D0%BD%D1%82%D1%80.jpg
"The Flying Carpet, a depiction of the hero of Russian folklore, Ivan Tsarevich." 1880.
“The Flying Carpet, a depiction of the hero of Russian folklore, Ivan Tsarevich.” 1880. Collection of the State Art Museum, Nizhny Novgorod. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vasnetsov_samolet.jpg
"Three Princesses of the Underworld." 1884.
“Three Princesses of the Underworld.” 1884. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://biblioklept.org/2015/08/28/three-princesses-of-the-underworld-viktor-vasnetsov/

Leftovers from the time when having an artist do a watercolor of every room in your home was the ultimate status symbol. This set being of the mansion of Baron A. Stieglitz in Saint Petersburg. 1870. Luigi Premazzi, watercolorist to the tsar (1814-1891).

Dining room (candelabra detail), Mansion of Baron A. L. Stieglitz. ca. 1869.
Dining room (candelabra detail), mansion of Baron A. L. Stieglitz. ca. 1869. Watercolor. Luigi Premazzi, painter (1814-1891). Image © 1998-2018 The State Hermitage Museum. Fair use license.via https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/woa-search/#search=Luigi%2520premazzi&meta_authoring_template=WOA
Dining room (chandelier detail), mansion of Baron A. L. Stieglitz. ca. 1869.
Dining room (chandelier detail), mansion of Baron A. L. Stieglitz. ca. 1869. Watercolor. Luigi Premazzi, painter (1814-1891). Image © 1998-2018 The State Hermitage Museum. Fair use license.via https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/woa-search/#search=Luigi%2520premazzi&meta_authoring_template=WOA
The Blue Drawing-Room, mansion of Baron A. L. Stieglitz. 1870. Luigi Premazzi, painter (1814-1891).
Blue drawing room, mansion of Baron A. L. Stieglitz. 1870. Luigi Premazzi, painter (1814-1891). ). Image © 1998-2018 The State Hermitage Museum. Fair use license.via https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/woa-search/#search=Luigi%2520premazzi&meta_authoring_template=WOA
Main staircase, Mansion of Baron Stieglitz. 1871. Watercolor.
Main staircase, mansion of Baron Stieglitz. 1871. Watercolor. Luigi Premazzi, painter (1814-1891). Collection of the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. Via https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7a/Premazzi._Mansion_of_Baron_Stieglitz._Main_Staircase_%282%29._1871.jpg/809px-Premazzi._Mansion_of_Baron_Stieglitz._Main_Stairca
The White Drawing Room, mansion of Baron A. L. Stieglitz. 1870. Luigi Premazzi, painter
White drawing room, mansion of Baron A. L. Stieglitz. 1870. Luigi Premazzi, painter (1814-1891). Image © 1998-2018 The State Hermitage Museum. Fair use license.via https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/woa-search/#search=Luigi%2520premazzi&meta_authoring_template=WOA
Supper room, mansion of Baron Stieglitz. 1871
Supper room, mansion of Baron Stieglitz. 1871. Watercolor. Luigi Premazzi, painter (1814-1891). Collection of the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. Via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Premazzi._Mansion_of_Baron_Stieglitz._The_Supper-room._1871.jpg

Must have been taking a break from painting all those rooms in the Winter Palace. Sets of those watercolors coming, and lots of them. Just found more, mostly from Romanov palaces but some being of the drawing rooms of their friends.

Avant-garde art in colors that dazzle the mind. Russian. Olga Rozanova, artist (1886-1918). All of these works having been published in “The Great utopia: the Russian and Soviet avant-garde, 1915-1932” in 1992, which has just been made available in digitalized form by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Library.

"Non Objective Composition (Flight of an Airplane)." 1915.
“Non Objective Composition (Flight of an Airplane).” 1915. Oil on canvas. Collection of the State Museum, Samara. Published in 1992 in “The Great utopia: the Russian and Soviet avant-garde, 1915-1932.” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Library contributor. Fair use license. via https://archive.org/details/grerussi00schi/page/n114
"Room." 1915.
“Room.” 1915. Collection of the State Lunacharsky Museum of Fine Arts, Krasnodar. Published in 1992 in “The Great utopia: the Russian and Soviet avant-garde, 1915-1932.” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Library contributor. Fair use license. via https://archive.org/details/grerussi00schi/page/n114
"Non-Objective Composition." 1916.
“Non-Objective Composition.” 1916. Museum of Fine Arts, Ekaterinburg. Published in 1992 in “The Great utopia: the Russian and Soviet avant-garde, 1915-1932.” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Library contributor. Fair use license. via https://archive.org/details/grerussi00schi/page/n115
"Non-Objective Composition." 1917.
“Non-Objective Composition.” 1917. Collection of the State Art Museum, Ulianovsk. Published in 1992 in “The Great utopia: the Russian and Soviet avant-garde, 1915-1932.” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Library contributor. Fair use license. via https://archive.org/details/grerussi00schi/page/n119