Russian School, (18th century). Russian. Medium: engraving. Date: 1741. The St. Petersburg Imperial Academy of Sciences was founded by Peter the Great in 1724. This is an illustration in 'Chambers of the St. Petersburg Imperial Academy of Sciences Library and Gallery showing Plans, Facades and Profiles' by Johann Daniel Schumacher, published 1741. Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic Rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.