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.
      
      Source: lenta.ru


Tags:      

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

Night Organ Concert Mozart. Requiem
24.10.2020
Exhibition VKHUTEMAS 100 School of Avant-Garde
25.12.2020
"Hollywood Melodies of the 1930s and 40s" in Russian Arrangement
05.11.2020
Concert "The History of 20th Century Russia in Songs. 1900s-1940s"
28.09.2020
Art Exhibition Alexander Ivanov. Bible Sketches. The Annunciation
31.01.2021



comments powered by Disqus




Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share


TAGS:
Saint Petersburg  adventure tourism  Dyatlov's Passage  Russian Architecture  FIFA Russia 2018  Monuments in Moscow  Vissarion Belinsky  Periodic Table  Chechnya  Russian actors  Buryatia  Prishvinskiy Pinewood  Nezhnaya Cave  Old Moscow  Street Art  St. Petersburg  Alexei Navalny  Charity  Festive Recipes  travel to Russia  Republic of Bashkortostan  Extreme tourism  bribery in Russia  Russia Travel Tips  Old Russian Icon Painting  Neskuchny Sad  Tractor  Festivals in Moscow  Zaryadye  Political Satire  Paralympic  Russian Games  Kremlin Museums  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian politics  Loznitsa  investment  Moscow Architecture  New Tretyakov Gallery  State Duma  Russian economy  Russian Premier League  migration in Russia  Moscow  Russian Cinema  Russian tourism  Tula  Russian business  Exhibitions in Moscow  Vladimir Zeldin 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites