St. Petersburg: T-vo R. Golike and A. Vilborg, 1903. Original publisher's illustrated cover. Item #526
Book measures: 24.7 x 18 cm. 14,  pages: 10 plates, illustrations in text. Text in Russian. Signed by Albert Benois on the free endpaper. A worn, shaken copy.
List of plates with exhibition numbers.
No. 353. Venice. 1902.
No. 354. Rochepercée in Biarritz. 1903.
No. 45. In Gatchina Park. 1887.
No. 78. Cairo. 1891.
No. 103. Tiflis (Avlabar). 1895.
No. 118. Villa in Biarritz. 1903.
No. 120. Street in the town of Yvoire on Lake Geneva. 1901.
No. 253. Venice.
No. 257. May night on the Volga. 1903.
No. 351. The town of Ivoiro.
Albert Benois, renowned for perpetuating the esteemed traditions of Russian academic painting, was a watercolorist with a distinct personal style. Stemming from a lineage of creatives, he was the progeny of architect Nicholas Benois, the descendant of architect Alberto Cavos, and the sibling to architect Leo Benois and artist Alexander Benois. His family tree further branched out to include the likes of Eugene Lanceray and Zinaida Serebriakova, along with his children: artist Camille (Benois) Horvath, opera singer Maria Benois (Tcherepnin), and watercolorist Albert (Albert-Konstantin) Benois. Born into an architect's family in 1852 in St. Petersburg, he honed his skills at the Academy of Fine Arts from 1871–1877, studying architecture and watercolors under Luigi Premazzi and Villiers de l’Isle-Adam. A pivotal figure in Russian art, he co-founded the Russian society of watercolorists in 1880 and attained the status of Academic in 1884. His tenure included stewardship of the Russian Museum from 1895 and directorship of the Museum of Applied Arts in St. Petersburg in 1918. Following a move to Paris in 1924 at his daughter Mary Tcherepnin's invitation, he became a Paris Academy of Fine Arts member in 1926. Benois showcased his artistry through solo exhibitions at G. Petit and V. Girchman galleries between 1928–1930 and participated in exhibitions across Brussels, Belgrade, and a traveling show in Harbin. His final years culminated in Paris, where he passed away in 1936 and was laid to rest in the Issy de Moulineaux cemetery. His legacy endures, with his artworks featured in esteemed collections, including the Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, the Benois Family Museum in Peterhof, the State Russian Museum, the State Tretyakov Gallery, among others.