The V.A. Tropinin Museum presented the exhibition «Secrets of the Old Album»


The exhibition "Secrets of the Old Album" was presented at the V.A. Tropinin Museum. Love stories in photographs from the collection of the V.A. Tropinin Museum.


D.F. Tyutchev. The 1850s-1860s. LEVITSKY. Paper, cardboard, photo printing

An old album is a luxury and historical item. The photos stored in it are the memory of our past, history, biographies of the great ones. Aristocrats, merchants, military men, court ladies and scientists are numerous heroes. How did they live? Who was loved? We'll find out from the album.

By the way, the album itself was made in the workshop of the famous in the XIX century baguette maker and bookbinder R. Barash, nephew of Vasily Tropinin. In Moscow, on Bolshaya Dmitrovka, in the house of the Zhivago merchant family, too, Barash opened his own establishment, which enjoyed great success at the royal court. Of course, in the first third of the XIX century, painting was the main means of capturing a person, but later it was replaced by photography, the possibilities of which were rapidly developing.

Heartfelt secrets unite our heroes – Fyodor Tyutchev, Tyutchev's daughters – Maria and Daria (Daria Fedorovna was a maid of honor to Empress Maria Alexandrovna), Prince Lev Nikolaevich Gagarin – the Moscow provincial leader of the nobility, whose house on Novinsky Boulevard was distinguished by great luxury.

Russian Russian Imperial Army Infantry General Otton Borisovich Richter, a participant in the Crimean War, a knight of various orders, as well as a full member of the Russian Geographical Society for Ethnography, is among our heroes. Special attention should be paid to the personality of Count Matvey Yuryevich Vielgorsky, a man far from outstanding, a wonderful cellist. His album contains portraits and autographs of Alexander Pushkin, Vasily Zhukovsky, Karl Bryullov.

You can get acquainted with all the stories using a special interactive whiteboard. The stories rightfully deserve to be read.

The exhibition runs until July 13, 2023.