The State Hermitage Museum by Eduard Hau
The State Hermitage Museum by Eduard Hau. It’s hard to believe, but these are not photos – they are drawings by talented Russian artist and wizard of architectural watercolors Eduard Hau. Eduard Petrovich Hau was native of Baltic city of Revel (now Tallinn), in 1807. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden (1830-1832). Russian citizen Eduard Hau became known for his strict watercolor images of the interiors of the Winter Palace and the Hermitage, which represented and represent great value for the history of Russian culture.
The collection of The State Hermitage Museum includes more than three million works of art and artifacts of the world culture. Among them are paintings, graphic works, sculptures and works of applied art, archaeological finds and numismatic material. The main architectural ensemble of the Hermitage situated in the centre of St Petersburg consists of the Winter Palace, the former state residence of the Russian emperors, the buildings of the Small, Old (Great) and New Hermitages, the Hermitage Theatre and the Auxiliary House.
The museum complex also includes the Menshikov Palace and the Eastern Wing of the General Staff building, the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre and the Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory.