The Romanovs and the Royal Family: 300 Years of Common History

The Romanovs and the Royal Family: 300 Years of Common History
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A fashionable dress, Russian style, worn by Princess Charlotte, daughter of King George IV, the celebrated Fabergé Eggs, images from Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Those are just some of the 300 unique pieces on display at the exhibition Russia: Royalty & the Romanovs at the The Queen's Gallery in Buckingham Palace. For the first time, the Royal Collection reveals familial and diplomatic ties between Great Britain and Russia during a 300 year period, starting with the visit of Peter the Great to Great Britain in 1698. Reinforcing this bond between Great Britain and the land of the Czars is a shared passion for the decorative arts. Paintings, jewellery, costumes, letters and photographs - many of which on display for the first time - testify to the influence that the visit to London by Alexander I had on fashion in the city but not only. Of course, there is also the Mosaic Egg, one of the most technically sophisticated creations by Fabergé, with its platinum mesh, lined with diamonds, rubies, sapphires, topaz, pearls and emeralds, forming a refined floral motif. On the monumental side, there’s the portrait of Nicholas I, bound by a frame with an Imperial Russian eagle in every corner, commissioned by the Emperor after his visit to England in 1844 and gifted to the Queen.
Samantha De Martin - © 2018 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel London