The outstanding Palekh artist Ivan Petrovich Vakurov is the artist who painted this marvelous piece. The subject is based on the Maxim Gorky literary work "The Song of the Stormy Petrel". The original of this authorized copy is sited in the book by Nekrasova M. Palekh Art, 1966 Soviet Artist, Moscow(page 235).Gorky was Vakurov's favorite writer. From his childhood, Vakurov had dreamed to create a composition dedicated to the "Song of the Stormy Petrel".
The painter realizes his child dream in 1935, creating an expressive symbolic and Powerful composition. Not long after finishing it, the painter by a lucky chance, was on a visit to the famous Russian writer Maxim Gorky. The artist took the opportunity to ask for Gorky's opinion concerning the "Song of the Stormy Petrel".
The writer praised the painting and shook Vakarov by the hand. INSCRIPTION INSIDE THE BOX: The interior of the Box includes the following inscription : To the general of the Red Army B. Shaposhnikov on the occasion of Keninsburg's seizure.Look at the last photograph for more information on General Shaposhnikov. DETAILS ABOUT THE BOX: materials used : paper mache, egg tempera, black and red lacquer, gold paint. The box is constructed out of heavy and dense paper mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the box and red lacquer to paint the interior. The box is hinged and rests on a flat bottom. Upon completing the piece, the artist writes palekh, and his name and date in gold paint. Please view all photos as they are most of my description.
Don't miss the opportunity to add this rare piece of Russian history to your collection. The item "1944 Palekh Russian Lacquer Box VAKUROV INSCRIPTION TO GENERAL" is in sale since Wednesday, August 8, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian".
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