1873, Nashcha, Tambov Gubernia — 1954, Ivanovka, Penza Region

Boyar Arriving at a Monastery


  • oil on canvas. 87,8 x 102,8
  • Ж-9161

  • Donated in 1975 from I. M. Voronov, Pechory, Pskov Region

A characteristic work for the artist that reflects an interest peculiar to the era: the history and culture of Rus pre-Peter the Great. Goryushkin-Sorokopudov frequently reproduced poetically rendered scenes of life of Russian people in the long ago past against a background of whimsical wooden structures from the 17th century, aiming to convey the spirit and fragrance of life of that era.
His favourite motifs were scenes of boyars arriving at or departing from monasteries. The artist particularly enjoyed setting these subjects against winter landscapes. The wide road in the foreground leading into the depths of the picture and the high trees with lacy branches are invariable features of the master’s compositions.

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