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Art collections of persons in the Gagarin family tree


The Gagarins have always appreciated and supported great art including: painting, sculpture, music, and literature. Some Gagarins have even been remarkable artists themselves. It will be impossible to display all of the historical treasures here but we will show a few examples that show the Gagarins' appreciation for art.

Collection of Prince Nikolai V. Gagarin
An album of paintings from an 1892 show in Moscow lists masterpieces from his collection painted by Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Ruben, Greuze, Le Brun and many others.

His Flemish collection included the Madonna and Child, c. 1532, by Jan Gossaert. It is currently housed at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. The locations of the other paintings, including 3 Rembrandts, in the Flemish collection are unknown.

Prince Grigory Gagarin's Watercolors

Prince Grigory Gagarin's impressions of the war against the Caucasian tribes resulted in many paintings, such as Battle of Akhatle between Russians and Circassians on May 8, 1841 (1841-1842), Trick Ridings of Curds and Tatars in front of the Fortress Sardar-Abbat in Armenia (1840s), Kakhetia. Karaagach. The Headquarters of Nizhegorodsky Dragoon Regiment (1841) and others.

Peintures faites par la princess Maria Borissovna Gagarine
Scythian gold collection of Prince Matvei Gagarin(Governor of Siberia)
On orders of Peter I Prince Gagarin sent Peter over 200 gold items collected in siberia. It is now on display at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.