1834, St Petersburg - 1876, Ariccia, near Rome

Viewing of the Bride


  • oil on canvas. 103 х 148
  • Ж-6157

  • Пост. 1955 от А.А.Богачева

Depicted is the traditional Russian rite of the viewing of the bride by the groom''''s relatives. The painting conveys real details of peasant life of the period: the celebratory clothes and the interior of the izba with the traditional icons in what is known as the red (main) corner. This work was done for a competition for a minor gold medal and was shown at an exhibition at the Imperial Academy of Arts in 1861.

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