<< YCBA Home Yale Center for British Art Yale Center for British Art << YCBA Home

YCBA Collections Search

IIIF Actions
Atkinson, John Augustus, 1775–approximately 1833
To His Imperial Majesty, Alexander 1st., these four panoramic views of St. Petersburgh taken a century after its first foundation by Peter the Great are most humbly dedicated / by his much obliged and devoted servant Iohn A. Atkinson.
Additional Title(s):

To His Imperial Maiesty, Alexander 1st., these fovr panoramic views of St. Petersbvrgh taken a centvry after its first fovndation by Peter the Great are most hvmbly dedicated

Four panoramic views of St. Petersburgh
London : Published ... by J.A. Atkinson, no. 8 Conway Street, [circa 1802]
Physical Description:
5 prints in 1 volume : aquatint and etching ; plate marks 45 x 81 cm, on sheets 56 x 87 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio C 2023 22
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Date of publication from Abbey.
Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 221
BAC Folio C 2023 22: The views are hand-colored. Bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards.
Comprises a title sheet followed by four views of Saint Petersburg. Each print is titled: Panoramic view of St. Petersburg, dedicated by permission to His Majesty Alexander 1st ... = Vue panoramique de St. Petersbourg, dediée avec permission à Sa Majesté Imperiale Alexander Ier ... / drawn on the spot by J.A. Atkinson, from the Observatory of the Academy of Sciences ... Published ... by J.A. Atkinson, no. 8 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, London.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Russia (Federation) -- Saint Petersburg.
Rivers -- Russia (Federation) -- Saint Petersburg.
Saint Petersburg (Russia)
IIIF Manifest:

  • [Title leaf]
  • Plate 1st ... Marble Palace. Hermitage Theatre. Hermitage & Picture Gallery. Winter Palace. Part of the Admiralty.
  • Plate 2nd ... Admiralty. Isaac's Church. Statue of Peter 1st. Senate. English Line. Academy of Sciences
  • Plate 3rd ... Academy of Arts. Colleges. Colleges. Cronstad. Colleges. Warehouses. Gottorp Globe. Warehouses
  • Plate 4th ... Exchange & Warehouses. New Exchange. Fortress of St. Peter & St. Paul.

If you have information about this object that may be of assistance please contact us.