The Museum of V. A. Tropinin and Moscow artists of his time was opened on February 11, 1971. Created based on the personal collection of Russian art of the 18-19vv., it was granted to the city of Moscow together with the building N 10 at Shetinenskiy lane by Felix E. Vishnevsky, well-known collector, enthusiast and connoisseur of Russian painting.
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The Museum’s collection has around 3,000 pieces of painting, graphics and decorative art. Most of the works created during the first third of the 18th — mid-19th century. The building in which the Museum is located, is a monument of history and culture in the second half of the 19th and early 20th century, the example of merchant building of Zamoskvorechye.
The Museum has one of the most significant collections of works of V.A. Tropinin — the founder of the «Moscow school» of painting, a favorite portraitist of Moscow at 1st half of the 19th century. The museum collection also includes the works of outstanding artists of the past: I. Ya. Vishnyakova, I. P. Argunov, A. P. Antropov, F. Rokotov, D. G. Levitsky, V. L. Borovikovsky, S. F. Shchedrin, S. S. Shchukin, etc.
A distinctive feature of the Museum of VA Tropinin is its intimacy, preserving the atmosphere of an old Moscow house. Furniture, vintage chandeliers and lamps, porcelain, glass, boxes of bones, bead embroidery — all of these items help to feel the harmony of bygone times.