Vladimir Osipovich Sherwood

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State Historical Museum, as seen from Red Square, by Vladimir Osipovich Sherwood

Vladimir Osipovich Sherwood (Russian: Владимир Осипович Шервуд, also spelled Shervud, August 30, 1832, Istleyevo, Tambov Governorate – July 27, 1897) was a Russian architect who worked in Moscow. He was an Eclectics and Russian Revival practitioner, author of the State Historical Museum in Moscow. He was the son of Joseph Sherwood, an Anglo-Russian engineer hired to build canals in Russia whose father William Sherwood, a Catholic cotton machine engineer who had come to Russia in 1800.[1] Joseph died when Vladimir was five years old - his uncle John Sherwood was an influential lieutenant in the Tsar Alexander I's service. In fact John Sherwood (Ivan Shervud in Russian) was responsible for reporting the Decemberist plot in 1825, a service for which he was ennobled and given the honorific Shervud Vernyi - Sherwood the loyal. Vladimir Osipovich became one of the most visible architects of the Alexander III version of Russian Revival, also noted for his Plevna Chapel and Nikolay Pirogov memorial in Moscow. (According to family papers William Sherwood first came to Russia in 1798 at the invitation of Tsar Paul I, not 1800 as stated above.

He was the father of:

He was the grandfather of artist Vladimir Favorsky the son of his daughter Olga Sherwood.


  1. ^ What We Did for the Russians - Page 61 Michael Skinner - 2008 "One of the mechanics at the cotton factory was William Sherwood, who came out to Russia when the establishment started in 1800. His young son grew up at Alexandrovski. He became known to Emperor Alexander I. John, as he was called,.. "

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