22: The Russian field marshal Peter

You now enter a newly created room: the Ancestral Gallery. Here we would like to introduce the three most important personalities of the princely family of the 19th century in a little more detail. 

You will already have met them during this tour: Field Marshal Peter, his eldest son Prince Louis, and Princess Leonilla, painted by Franz X. Winterhalter. The portraits, all in the family’s possession, are reproduced on acrylic.

Count Peter’s career in the Russian military was steep, reaching the peak of his fame in the war against Napoleon1812-14. With his independently acting corps, he succeeded in keeping the French away from Saint Petersburg. 

For a short time after Marshal Kutuzov’s death, General Peter was even appointed commander-in-chief of the united Russian and Prussian troops.