The Palace of the Russian Tsar.
The Palace of the Russian Tsar
The Alexander Palace was ordered to be built by Catherine the Great for her grandson, the future Alexander the First. She began to plan for the building when he was young and intended to give it to him when he became older. She enjoyed discussing his future palace with the young Alexander and invited him to draft his own ideas for it. Giacomo Quarenghi was the architect of the palace.
He was born in Bergamo, Italy in 1744 and died in St. Petersburg in 1817. Quarenghi came from a family of artists. He was originally trained as a painter and had rare drawing a…
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