Lot 229:
THOMAS de THOMON J.-F. (1760–1813) Recueil des plans et façades des principaux monumens construits à Saint Pétersbourg et dans les différentes provinces de l’Empire de Russie.
1 500 2 000
St. Pétersbourg, Pluchart, 1806. [2], 28 p., with 14 pl. engraved after Thomon by some of his students; a few flaws to paper, creating thinner areas, occasional closed tears or minor holes without loss of image of text. Stiched as issued, kept in a modern solander box. Fine architectural views and plans of the buildings and monuments designed by Thomas de Thomon in the Imperial capital, including the St. Petersburg Theater, the Stock Exchange on the spit of Vasilyevsky Island and the Odessa Theater that was entirely destroyed by fire in 1873. French architect Jean-François Thomas de Thomon (1760–1813) was trained at the Académie dArchitecture in Paris and later attended classes at the French Academy in Rome. During his time in Vienna he got acquainted with the Russian ambassador to Vienna, prince Dmitry Golitsyn, whose brother Alexander invited Thomas de Thomon to work for him in Moscow in 1798. When the architect had completed works for the Golytsins in their country residences, he relocated to Saint Petersburg, where in 1802 he was hired by the Imperial government to rebuild Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre. (+) This lot is under temporary importation and is subject to import tax (EU).
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