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Drawing

Drawing

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Charcoal on paper mounted on board

  • Credit Line:

    Cyril W Beaumont Bequest

  • Museum number:

    S.424-2000

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Theatre Street, St Petersburg. Street scene with figures. To the right, placed left of centre, a long arcarded building leading towards square building with triangular roof at end of street; the left hand buildings acutely truncated. Drawing by Ch (illegible) M(illegible). Charcoal on paper mounted on board.

Materials and Techniques

Charcoal on paper mounted on board

Marks and inscriptions

"Ch(illegible) M(illegible)"
Signature; Lower left hand corner; Handwriting; Charcoal

"Chapter III"
Textual information; On backboard reverse towards centre; Handwriting; Crayon; Unknown

" - 4" - / 7038/16"
Textual information; On backboard reverse towards centre; Handwriting; Pencil; Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 139 mm drawing, Width: 188 mm drawing

Object history note

The drawing came to the Museum as part of the Cyril Beaumont Bequest.

Historical significance: The drawing records Theatre Street in St Petersburg, in which the ballet school to the Imperial Theatres was situated. The street was designed by the Italian architect Acrlo Rossi (the street is , sometimes referred to as Rossi Street) and stretches from the Alexandrinsky Theatre, which can be seen at the end of the street in the drawing, to the Charnyshev Bridge. Originally arcades were intended for commercial use, but one side of the street was handed over to the Directorate of the Imperial Theatres, and the arcades were converted into part of the ballet school.

Descriptive line

Theatre Street (Theatralnia ulitza), St Petersburg. Drawing by Ch (illegible) M(illegible).

Materials

Charcoal; Paper; Board

Techniques

Drawing (image-making)

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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