Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Nikolai Nevrev - The Market

НИКОЛАЙ НЕВРЕВ. Торг. Сцена из крепостного быта. Из недавнего прошлого
Nikolai Nevrev (1830-1904) - The Market
Russian 6k Stamp Issued 1980
to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of his birth

This is the most famous painting from Nevrev, as it depicts a market where serfs were being sold as slaves.  The painting was completed in 1866, shortly after serfdom was abolished in Russia.  The painter was critical of the church in other parts of his work.  

This is one of a series of four art related stamps that were issued in Russia in 1980.

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