Friday, June 11, 2010

Alexey Savrasov - Country Road

Alexey Savrasov (1830-1897) - Country Road (1873). 
Russia 16K Stamp Issued 1971
Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.

This artist was most famous for his landscapes, having been influenced by John Constable when he traveled to Britain.  Although this stamp reproduction is quite poor, the majority ofhis works were very intricate and detailed. 

Other works by Savrasov have been depicted in Russian stamps.

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