Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Treasures from Sunken Frau Maria to be Salvaged
19.11.2008 15:00
Treasures from Sunken Frau Maria to be Salvaged
Hull of the Sunken Schooner Frau Maria

The schooner Frau Maria that sank near Finland in 1771 when transporting treasures for the Hermitage Museum will be raised to the surface in 2010.
      The hold of the ship lying at the depth of 41 meters contains paintings by Dutch artists, as well as chinaware and decorative art items of bronze and precious metals, all purchased at an auction in Amsterdam for Catherine the Great.
      When studying some archives experts discovered papers concerning the auction, where the paintings had been bought.
      Thus, they learnt that onboard the ship there are works by Hendrick Van Balen, Gerard ter Borch, Jan Van Goen, and Gabriel Metsu, as well as a painting by Gerard Dou, a disciple of Rembrandt.
      The experts hope that the paintings had been packed not into boxes, but into leaden containers and coated with wax, and so the canvasses might be rather well preserved.
      Russia and Finland have been negotiating about the raising of the ship since the beginning of 2008. The issue of ownership of the treasures has not been settled so far.


Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

The Date of Postponed Victory Parade Announced
Self-Isolation Museum to Appear in the Leningrad Region
Russian Muse of Salvador Dali Dance Musical in Moscow
Izmailovo Park Welcomes to Free Evening Stage Plays
Ivan Pohitonov Exhibition in the Tretyakov Gallery

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
Lipetsk   VKontakte  Rusnano  Romanovs  Ryazan  Treasures  Moscow Disneyland  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Nalchik  Tanara River  Russian regions  St. Petersburg Bridges  Novgorod Region  Fyodor Chistyakov  international cooperation  Russian tourism  Russian business  comet  Festivals in Moscow  Opposition  Spartak Moscow  Ennio Morricone  Korkino  Russian citizenship  Cities of Russia  Moscow  X5 Retail Group  Archeological Expeditions  aircraft  universities  Exhibitions in Moscow  Novoaltaisk  Chelyabinsk meteorite  Museums in Volgograd  Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts  Russian transport  Mariinsky theatre  Novosibirsk  New Films  travel to Russia  Shiveluch  St. Petersburg  Nizhny Novgorod Region  Mikhail Glinka  Russian fashion  Russian Cinema  CBRE  human rights  alcohol  ENEA 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites