1894, Bezhetsk (Tver Province) - 1971, Leningrad

Female Delegates


  • oil on canvas. 139 х 98
  • Ж-4420

  • Received in 1939 via the Leningrad Purchasing Committee

Alexander Samokhvalov’s picture-portrait is closely in line with the much-trumpeted theme of “friendship of the peoples” popular in film and song. Depicted in close-up, against a background of the other female delegates, a blonde Russian girl and a dark Muslim beauty are symbols of this friendship. The festive atmosphere is underscored by the smiling faces and the ringing colour combinations, dominated by tones of red.

«Виртуальный Русский музей» в социальных сетях: