The Tretyakov gallery has sold all tickets for the exhibition masterpieces of the Vatican, from dealers their price comes to 8 thousand rubles

Moscow. 16 Dec. INTERFAX – All tickets for the exhibition “Roma Aeterna. Masterpieces of the Vatican picture gallery” in the State Tretyakov gallery till the 15th of January completely sold out, has informed “Interfax” in the press service of the Museum on Friday.

“Since 15 December has sold about 15 thousand tickets – nearly nine thousand online, and about six thousand at the box office. The visitors could buy more than four tickets in one hand,” – said the press service.

A new batch of tickets will be in January, exact date will be announced later.

As reported, to fight the dealers gallery, for the first time introduced the practice of registered tickets. Now visitors buying tickets at the box office and on the website of the Tretyakov gallery will need to specify the names of those for whom they are purchased. When you pass in a Museum the public will need to bring ID.

Despite these limitations, the dealers still opened the trade tickets, the price of which varies from 5 thousand to 8 thousand rubles, that is at least ten times the official price. On the question of whether nominal tickets, in one of these companies, the Agency said, “we Have registered tickets. But don’t worry, the problem with the passage you will not.”

The exhibition presents 42 paintings of the XII-XVIII centuries. Among them are works by Giovanni Bellini, melozzo da Forli, Perugino, Raphael, Caravaggio, Guido Reni, Guercino, Nicolas Poussin. The earliest work is the image of “Christ Blessing” of the XII century, which have never been exhibited in temporary exhibitions and has not left the Vatican.

The exhibition presents the work Margaritone d Arezzo “St. Francis of Assisi” XIII century frescoes depicting angels, the work of melozzo da Forli. Also the audience can see the “entombment” of Caravaggio and the great work of Nicolas Poussin – the altarpiece “the Martyrdom of St. Erasmus”, written specially for the Cathedral of St. Peter.

The exhibition will be open until 19 February 2017.