'A Repast in the Monastery', 1865-1875, (1939). Creator: Vasily Perov
'A Repast in the Monastery', 1865-1875, (1939). Also known as 'Meal': poor people beg on the floor, as well-fed Russian orthodox priests sit at a table, with more wine being opened on the left. Vasili Perov (1834-1882) was a founding member of Peredvizhniki, a group of Russian realist artists who formed an artists' cooperative in protest at academic restrictions. The movement later became the Society for Travelling Art Exhibitions. Perov visited Germany and Paris, and was a professor at Moscow School of Arts, Sculpture and Architecture. Painting in the collection of The State Russian Museum, St Petersburg, Russia. From "The Russian State Museum". [State Art Publishers, Moscow and Leningrad, 1939]
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'A Rake's Progress', 1735; plate V of VIII. Artist: William Hogarth
'A Rake's Progress', 1735; plate V of VIII. Tom Rakewell marries an old but rich woman, in order to retrieve his fortune. Meanwhile, in the background, Sarah Young with her mother and baby attempt to enter the church, whilst a couple of dogs in the foreground mimic the bride and groom. Plate V in a set of eight plates.
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Khlestakov. Illustration for comedy The Government Inspector by N. Gogol
Khlestakov. Illustration for comedy The Government Inspector by N. Gogol. Found in the Collection of State Museum Abramtsevo Estate, near Moscow.
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