The largest representative of landscape painting of the beginning of the XIX century, F. Ya. Alekseeva called “Russian Canaletto” in honor of the Italian artist, master of the urban landscape of the XVII century.
“View of the Palace Embankment from the Peter and Paul Fortress” – one of the most famous works of the painter. The panorama of the Palace Embankment of St. Petersburg is majestic and monumental. Above the naked in the granite Neva towers the buildings, reflected in the mirror-smooth surface of the water, over the boat gliding along the river – the high sky.