Amsterdam Hermitage - Romanovs & Revolution

A toy doll, a kid's drawing, a father & son portrait in glamorous costumes; blissful moments of a family that was living in a bubble, unaware of the explosive social situation outside the palace walls. Hermitage Amsterdam presents 1917. Romanovs & Revolution exhibition, a whole century after the outbreak of the Russian Revolution, inviting spectators to examine the circumstances that led to this decisive moment in recent history.
The story is "told" through portraits of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, Alexandra, their garments, their children's toys, state documents, valuable decorative objects as well as exquisite artworks from the period.
 
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Tsar Nicholas II and his family, from left to right: Olga, Maria, Nicholas, Alexandra, Anastasia, Alexey and Tatyana. 1914, Boissinas & Eggler © GARF, State Archive of the Russian Federation.
 
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Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarevich Alexey, c 1910 © GARF, The State Archive of the Russian Federation, Moscow.
 
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Tsar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna with their second daughter, Grand Duchess Tatyana. 1897, A. Smirnov © GARF, State Archive of the Russian Federation.
 
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Laurits Tuxen, The Wedding of Tsar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna, oil on canvas, 1895 © State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.
 
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Ilja Repin, Portrait of tsar Nicolaas II, 1895, oil on canvas © State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.
 
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Grigory Rasputin with Empress Alexandra and her five children, and seated right governess Maria Vishnyakova. 1910, anonymous photographer © GARF, State Archive of the Russian Federation.
 
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Grigory Rasputin. 1915, anonymous photographer © GARF, State Archive of the Russian Federation.
 
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Regiments summoned back from the war front by the Provisional Government on Palace Square, before the Winter Palace. 1917, Yakov Steinberg
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.
 
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Demonstrators gather in front of the Winter Palace in Petrograd, formerly St Petersburg and later renamed Leningrad, during the Russian Revolution. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images).
 
The exhibition will be on view until September 17, 2017


Address: Amstel 51, 1018 EJ (see map below)
Website: hermitage.nl
 
Also in the same neighbourhood:
Museum Willet-Holthuysen
Jewish Historical Museum
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