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Sergei Tretyakov (arts patron)

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Sergei Tretyakov
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Sergei Tretyakov
Moscow's Gorodskoy Golova
(Московский городской голова)[1]
In office
1877–1881

Sergei Tretyakov (1834 - 25 July 1892[2][3]) was a Russian philanthropist and patron of the arts, who co-founded the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow with his brother Pavel Tretyakov.[4][5]

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Tretyakov Gallery

In 1851, Tretyakov and his brother Pavel Tretyakov acquired a property on the right bank of the Moskva River to use as offices, also using the building to house their art collection, which became known as the Tretyakov Gallery.[5] Sergei's collection was smaller than his brother's, but also very valuable. The first work to be added to his collection was Alexey Bogolyubov's Ipatievsky Monastery near Kostroma.[4] He later began collecting primarily works from Western European artists, especially French romantics and realists.[4]

On Sergei's death in 1892, both brothers' collections were donated to the Moscow city administrators.[6][5] The brothers' combined collections consisted of 1,287 paintings, 518 drawings and 9 sculptures by Russian artists, along with 75 paintings and eight drawings by European artists, mainly French and German masters of the late 19th century.[6] The value of the donated collections was estimated at 1,429,000 roubles.[6][5] The city converted the brothers' private showroom into a gallery accessible to the public,[5] free of charge.[4] The official opening of the Moscow City Gallery of Pavel and Sergei Tretyakov, as it was then named, took place on 15 August 1893, with over 700 visitors on the first day.[4]

Other activities

He was also the chief of the Moscow municipal administration,[2] from 1876 to 1882.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ https://bigenc.ru/domestic_history/text/4201316
  2. ^ a b Yudenkova, Tatiana. "Sergei Tretyakov: Aspects of a biography recovered". Tretyakov Gallery. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  3. ^ Chilvers, Ian. The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists. Oxford University Press. p. 635. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e Popova, Anna (21 May 2016). "10 facts about the Tretyakov Gallery that even Russians don't know". Russia Beyond The Headlines. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e Meyer, Andrea; Savoy, Benedicte, eds. (1 January 2014). The Museum Is Open: Towards a Transnational History of Museums. Walter de Gruyter. p. 154. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  6. ^ a b c "Donation of the Tretyakov Gallery to Moscow City 1892-1898". Tretyakov Gallery. Retrieved 27 January 2017.


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