Curator of the exhibition ‘Peter the Great. Collector, Scholar, Artist’, Doctor of Science Olga Dmitrieva.


Adriaan Schoonebeeck. “The Brief Way to Learn the Art of Etching to Perfection”

Manuscript book in the Dutch language. Amsterdam, 1698.

Ink on paper

Binding: wood panels in leather with gold embossment, gilded edging

The Manuscript Research Department of the Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg.


The Triumph of Christianity over Islam

Created by Peter the Great under the guidance of Adriaan Schoonebeeck

Paper, cardboard; etching

Received from the library of the ‘Peter the Great Gallery’ in the Hermitage in 1932

The Manuscript Research Department of the Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg


Medal Commemorating the Taking of Azov, 1696

Holland, 1697 (?)

Maker Jaan Boscham

Copper; chasing

Acquired before 1941

State Hermitage, St. Petersburg


On display in the Moscow Kremlin Museums from 30 November 2019 till 8 March 2020.


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