Defence Battle Panorama Parts to Be Returned to Sevastopol

The panorama to the 50th anniversary of the First Defence of Sevastopol during the Crimean War was written by Franz Roubaud, who is considered to be the founder of the Russian school of battle and panoramic painting. The fragments of the panorama are planned to be returned to Sevastopol from Moscow in 2021, where they were kept for more than half a century, TASS reports.  

Picture: Sevastopol Military History Museum-Reserve Website

It is noted that two fragments, which are planned to be sent to Sevastopol, were transferred to the “Battle of Borodino” panorama museum in 1965. Their restoration was completed by the end of 2019, so they are now ready to be sent back. Now the museum is looking for options for exhibiting the restored fragment of the canvas.

It is specified that the canvas which is now displayed in the panorama building, is the work of a collective of Soviet artists. They created a painting based on the saved fragments of the original canvas. By the 100th anniversary of the First Defence of Sevastopol, the painting, the subject plan and the building itself of the panorama were recreated.

Ru-Main, 12.01.2021 



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