All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Russian : Pre 1950 item #1262608
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Russian Soviet Realism painting titled the in Cyrillic the Freeing of Odessa-dated 1948 signed by listed artist, A,L Glandin-from Gallery NR 50 with offices in Moscow and Amsterdam-has certificate of origin affixed to back signed by gallery owner-scene depicts Soviet Army tank destroyer unit armed with 51 caliber single shot rifles with ranges of over a mile--these were devastating to German tanks--variations of weapon still in inventory-13 inches by 16 inches-no condition problems-dramatic scene of a period long gone-artist listed and has sales record
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Russian : Pre 1960 item #1262394
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striking Russian Socialist realism portriat of a Soviet soldier who fought at Stalingrad named Piotr Kuzmitch Grigorenko=painter is A.A. Prokopenko-painted in 1960s provenance is from artist studio and Gallery NR 50 with galleries in Moscow and Amsterdam-18 inches by 15.5 inches==has certificate of origin signed by gallery owner affixed to back--NATO should post this portrait in Brussel office as a historical reminder before its takes on Russia.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Russian : Pre 1837 VR item #1182409
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Impressive Russian Icon of the Lord Almighty--also known as the Savior of Smolensk-depicts Christ on throne, with gospel in one hand and blessing with the other, surrounded by named saints-at his foot prostrate are two monk-saints Sergei of Radonezh and Varlaam Khutuinskiy--icon is reenforced with staves in top and bottom edges-icon about 1820s-minor loss to image-was sold at Jackson Auction, a specialist in Russian liturgical items-evidence of Cyrillic scrolling on back-12.5 inches by 10 inches-1 inch thick-original and authentic
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Russian : Pre 1900 item #1170439
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Russian Icon on wood panel in hand crafted box-glass in box is gone-box has hinged door--icon has mysterious quality as it depicts the eyes of God associated with the four evangelists with depictions of Christ in several modes centered in and around a circle-some wear to surface-re-enforced with staves at bottom and top edges-icon is attached later to box on back with modern screws without damage to icon-can be easily removed-this is a complicated icon with fine details and it explains why special attention was made to preserve it in a box-12 inches by 10.25 inches-add 2 inches all around for box
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Russian : Pre 1900 item #1169798
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Very fine icon of St Nicolas on wood-has indented okupi-traditional bend-minor wear to surface-minor insect damage on back pre revolutionary-ca 1890s-there is extensive pencil cyrillic writing on back that is later than date of icon-9 inches by 7.5 inches-finely executed
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Russian : Pre 1900 item #968181
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Unusual Russian icon depicting John the Baptist with the body of Christ-18 inches by 15 inches-ca 1870s-icon was apparently used ritualistically as some of the gold leaf back ground worn off from kissing-wear to surface-icon stable and heavy-uses wedge in top and bottom rather than back straps to hold wood from splitting-at one time probably had okhlad-rare representation
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Russian : Pre 1980 item #677179
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Russian Soviet Socialist Realist oil on canvas-titled.A Break in the Journey-depicts Red Army soldiers on break from truck transport in a field-smoking, eating and enjoying life outside a bouncing truck bed on rough Russian roads. Painting is signed on back with authors name and dates in cyrillic . Eveniy Starostin (1939-1977). Russian. oil on canvas. Height 88”, width 63” . Born in Kazan on the Volga River into a family of artists. Graduated in 1967 from the Kharkov Art Institute. He exhibited throughout Russia and his works may be found in many important Russian museums including the Tretyakov Gallery and the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. His style is Soviet Socialist Realism begun under Stalin; soldiers and sailors were a popular theme for the artist. Provenance: Estate of Sam Cummings, once the largest small arms dealer in the world. This painting was one of two Russian paintings in his Interarms office in Alexandria, Virgina-- It has first class museum quality gilt carved frame--add 4 inches all around--painting was bought in London by Cummings where it was relined with fine Belgium Linen-no condition problems--Sam had an air conditioned office--painting is from 1980