Peeking into a vanished world. Watercolors of rooms in the Yusupov dacha in Tsarkoe Selo outside Saint Petersburg. From 1872.

Salon Chinois.
Salon Chinois. Image © State Historical Museum, Moscow 2018. Artwork in the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via http://lesyoussoupoff.tumblr.com/post/149354477425/chinese-salon-youssoupoff-dacha-at-tsarskoye
Drawing room in the rotunda.
Drawing room in the rotunda. . Image © State Historical Museum, Moscow 2018. Artwork in the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via http://lesyoussoupoff.tumblr.com/post/179791709685/the-youssoupoffs-dacha-in-tsarskoye-selo-the
Large drawing room.
Large drawing room. . Image © State Historical Museum, Moscow 2018. Artwork in the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via http://lesyoussoupoff.tumblr.com/post/179791607260/the-youssoupoffs-dacha-in-tsarskoye-selo-the
Dining room.
Dining room. . Image © State Historical Museum, Moscow 2018. Artwork in the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via http://lesyoussoupoff.tumblr.com/post/179779390175/the-youssoupoffs-dacha-in-tsarskoye-selo-the

Crowd scenes with everyone decked out in their best clothes by French artist Eugène Louis Lami. Living from 1800 to 1890 he also illustrated books and painted people one at a time but I like these best.

"Opening of the Great Exhibition, 1 May 1851."
“Opening of the Great Exhibition, 1 May 1851.” Watercolor. Commissioned by Queen Victoria. In the Royal Collection. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://www.rct.uk/collection/452380/the-opening-of-the-great-exhibition-1851
"L'Entrée de Son Altesse Royale la Duchesse d'Orléans dans le jardin des Tuileries le 4 juin 1837." 1841.
“L’Entrée de Son Altesse Royale la Duchesse d’Orléans dans le jardin des Tuileries le 4 juin 1837.” 1841. Image © Tessier Sarrou and Associates, Paris. Fair use licence. via http://www.tessier-sarrou.com/html/fiche.jsp?id=7681923
"The Grand Staircase at Buckingham Palace, State Ball, 5 July 1848." 1848.
“The Grand Staircase at Buckingham Palace, State Ball, 5 July 1848.” 1848. Watercolor and bodycolor. Commissioned by Queen Victoria for her Souvenir Album. Image © the Royal Collection. Artwork in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://www.rct.uk/collection/919902/the-grand-staircase-at-buckingham-palace-state-ball-5-july-1848

New post available in my public (free) Karl Friedrich Schinkel winter series on my patreon.com page

right here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/23794847

Four images this week and each week until the end of January when a new series will start to run another two months.

More posts at the three subscription levels by January 15th should you be interested in supporting my work and able to do so. But please check out the images. They are great! Sarah.