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Alexey M. Salimov, Marina A. Salimova

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Aleksey M. Salimov — Corresponding Member of RAACS, DSc in Art, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Building Sciences, Professor, National Research Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, Yaroslavskoye Highway 26, 129337 Moscow, Russia.

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8807-4554

E-mail: sampochta@mail.ru

Marina A. Salimova — restorer, Scientific and Restoration Association LLC, Sokolnicheskaya Sq. 4a, floor 3, space IV, room 34, office 309, 107113 Moscow, Russia.

Email: sampochta@mail.ru


History of Arts




Vol. 70


pp. 318–340


March 15, 2023

Approved after reviewing

April 10, 2023

Date of publication

December 25, 2023



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The study was carried out as part of scientific activities of the National Research Moscow State University of Civil Engineering and during the implementation of the Program of Fundamental Scientific Research of the Research Institute of Theory and History of Architecture and Urban Planning (filial of the Central Research and Design Institute of the Ministry of Construction and Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation).


The history of the formation of the ensemble of the Imperial Travel Palace in Tver goes back to the deep Middle Ages, when there were two palace complexes (Princely and Vladychny (Archbishop’s) on the territory of the Kremlin. The first one ceased to exist during the period of the Troubles of the beginning of the 17th century, and by the end of the 17th century Vladychny consisted of several stone buildings of the 15th — 17th centuries. This ensemble was severely damaged during the fire in 1736, which led to the creation of a new Archbishop’s palace, erected near the dismantled chambers. The building of the 1730s stood for less than 30 years, because in 1763 it was damaged by fire again. As a result, the building, built according to the project of the capital architect I. F. Michurin, was replaced by a palace complex, the construction of which was supervised by the Moscow architect P. R. Nikitin. At the same time, its baroque decorative forms with the inclusion of late medieval elements in the mid — second half of the 1760s gave way to openly Baroque architecture, and the project of this building was probably approved without much doubt by Catherine II, who decided in the 1770s to make the newly rebuilt Vladychny palace her residence in Tver. Since then, a new stage in the biography of this complex begins, but during the early 19th century another metropolitan master K. I. Rossi expertly deprived the Imperial Travel Palace of its original appearance, informing its facades with a classic style. And finally, the royal architect A. I. Rezanov in the 60s – 70s of the 19th century changed the facade decoration of the Tver Palace again, bringing it into the context of many-sided eclecticism.


Tver, Kremlin, Archbishop’s chambers, Imperial Palace, P. R. Nikitin, K. I. Rossi, A. M. Rеzanov.


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