The exhibition presents for the first time the pictorial works of the Russian artist, academician of the Imperial Academy of Arts Pavel Alekseevich Cherkasov. His paintings are rarely found in museums - almost all of them are in private collections. The artist's largest collection of works is kept in the Manuscript Department of the National Library of Russia: more than 500 sheets of his pictorial, watercolor and pencil sketches survived miraculously.
For the first time, visitors to the exhibition will be able to see the artist’s drawings and watercolors, made by him during numerous journeys in England, France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Palestine, Egypt, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Russia.
Also among the exhibits are documents from the archive of the artist: albums of sketches of the costume class, documents about the service at the Academy of Arts, letters from Ivan Aivazovsky, Alexei Bogolyubov, Vasily Vereshchagin, Ivan Kramskoy, and other interesting materials.