Friday, 20 October 2017
Prince of Wales Bedroom in the Old Hermitage
During his visit to Saint Petersburg in October 1866 for the wedding of his sister-in-law to the future Alexander III, the Prince of Wales stayed on the 2nd floor of the Old Hermitage.
In my post on the prince’s bathtub, Stephilius wrote about the Van Loo painting above the bedroom door.
Photographs (below) of the 7th Spare Blue Bedroom today and in 1866
Carle Van Loo’s Madame Pompadour as a Sultana (below) is exhibited today in the Military Halls (283 à 288) on the 2nd floor of the Winter Palace facing palace square (note the frame style).
Although not visible in the 1866 photograph, a painting above the door to the petit salon opposite was Van Loo’s Madame Pompadour Embroidering (below).