St Catherine’s of Pärnu

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Reference:
4740352114487
Issue date: 23.03.2010
Designer: Riho Luuse
Number: 448-23.03.10
Stamp zone: Other stamps
Stamp type: Classical
0.42 €
Description

In 1760 Catherine II of Russia decided to build an Orthodox church in Pärnu. She trusted the work to Pyotr Yegorov, an architect of Chuvash descent, for whom it was the first independent project. Building work started in 1764 and St Catherine’s of Pärnu, one of the most stylish and sumptuous Baroque churches in Estonia was inaugurated in 1768. It has Greek cross ground plan with an elegant belfry and several other slender towers. The facade has a rich repertory of elements of decor - cornices, frontals etc. The church is an outstanding building in Pärnu’s historical centre. In 1760 Catherine II of Russia decided to build an Orthodox church in Pärnu. She trusted the work to Pyotr Yegorov, an architect of Chuvash descent, for whom it was the first independent project. Building work started in 1764 and St Catherine’s of Pärnu, one of the most stylish and sumptuous Baroque churches in Estonia was inaugurated in 1768. It has Greek cross ground plan with an elegant belfry and several other slender towers. The facade has a rich repertory of elements of decor - cornices, frontals etc. The church is an outstanding building in Pärnu’s historical centre. 

Product Details
4740352114487

Data sheet

Quantity issued
50000
Perforation
13¾ x 14
Printer
AS Vaba Maa
Print
offset
Sheets
5 x 5
Size
27.5 x 33.0 mm
Primary theme
architecture
Year
2010

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