Historical rediscovery: the return of 16 lost paintings to the Gatchina Museum Reserve

In a remarkable act of cultural restitution, the Gatchina Museum-Reserve has enriched its collection by repatriating sixteen valuable portraits that were lost during the Great Patriotic War. These remarkable works of art, including portraits of historical figures such as the Empresses Elizabeth Petrovna and Catherine II, were thought to be irretrievably lost for many years.

Thanks to our expertise and commitment to the recovery and discovery of cultural assets, we were able to make a valuable contribution to the identification and authentication of the paintings. This emphasises our commitment not only to mediate works of art, but also to help preserve and restore cultural heritage.