Edward Petrovich Gau (1807-1887) was the Russian artist, a watercolor painter. Edward Gau was born in 1807 in Revel (modern Tallinn). He engaged in drawing since his childhood and in 1830-1832 was trained in Academy of Arts of Dresden. The greatest popularity to the artist was brought by watercolors of known buildings' of Moscow,
St.-Petersburg, Gatchina interiors, painted by request of the imperial family. In Moscow he drew interiors of the Big Kremlin palace, the Nikolaev palace; in St.-Petersburg — the Mihajlovsky lock, the Winter palace and the Hermitage, in Gatchina — interiors of the Big Gatchina palace. Here are some of his works.