Articles / Brenna, Vikenty Frantsevich (1745 -1819 or 1820?), architect

Brenna, Vikenty Frantsevich (1745 -1819 or 1820?), architect

Subject / Architecture/Personnel

Vincenzo Brenna (1745-1819/1820?), an architect and scene painter, a representative of classicizm. He was of Italian origin. From the end of 1783 Brenna worked in Pavlovsk, at first as an assistant of Charles Cameron. Brenna's main work is the the ensemble of the Mikhailovsky Castle (1797–1800). Furthermore, in St. Petersburg Brenna rebuilt the Kamennoostrovsky Palace, built the Theatre of Kazassi, constructed the Rumyantsev Obelisk, completed the old St. Isaaс Cathedral, designed chambers in the Winter Palace, Tavrichesky Palace and others. In the 1790s he accomplished the reconstruction of the Gatchina Palace, created some architectural constructions in Gatchina Park. The Great Terrace and the Eagle Pavilion on Dlinny Island are more significant among others. In 1798 before the Terrace Brenna designed a regular garden. In 1793-1800 in Gatchina the Forest Hothouse in the English Garden, the Admiralty and Birch Gates at borders of the park, the Mask Portal, the building of palace stables and the "Konnetabl" Obelisk were created as designed V. Brenna. In 1802 Brenna went away to the West Europe .

Margolis, Aleksandr Davidovich

Brenna, Vikenty (Vincenzo) Frantsevich
Cameron, Charles

Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Gatchina Town

Шуйский В. К. Винченцо Бренна. Л., 1986
Шуйский В. К. Винченцо Бренна // Зодчие Санкт-Петербурга, XVIII век. СПб., 1997., С. 770–827.

Subject Index
Gatchina Palace -and - Park ensemble, the