Murillo   Poussin  
Rembrandt   Rubens  
Van Dyck   Velázquez

The magnificent art collection of Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, sold to Catherine the Great to adorn the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, is reassembled in its spectacular original setting for the first time in over 200 years.

©Christie’s, 2013

“THIS IS AN ACHIEVEMENT WITHOUT PRECEDENT,
A MARVEL, A WONDER TO BEHOLD”

Brian Sewell, London Evening Standard

'Venus, Flora, Mars and Cupid (Allegory)' (Detail) Paris Bordone. Oil on canvas, 108x129 cm, Italy, 1550s. © The State Hermitage Museum. For promotional use only.