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* VERESCHAGIN, PETR (1834–1886) View of Mtskheta , signed and titled in Cyrillic. Oil on canvas, 31.5

by 73.5 cm.
Provenance: Collection of Yuly Nevzorov.
Private collection, Europe.

Authenticity certificate from the expert V. Petrov.

Exhibited:Vystavka russkogo iskusstva iz chastnykh sobranii. Zhivopis. Grafika. Skulptura, National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk, 1965–1966.
Vystavka russkogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva, State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, 1976.
Vystavka russkogo, zapadnoevropeiskogo i drevnekitaiskogo iskusstva, Regional Historical Museum, Tomsk, 26 January–11 May 1979.
Vystavka russkogo, ukrainskogo, sovetskogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva, Volyn Regional Historical Museum, Lutsk, 1980.
Vystavka russkogo, ukrainskogo, sovetskogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva, Art Museum, Ivano-Frankovsk, 1981.
Vystavka russkogo, ukrainskogo, sovetskogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva, Regional Historical Museum, Lubny, 1983.

Literature: Exhibition catalogue, R. Badin (ed.), Vystavka russkogo iskusstva iz chastnykh sobranii. Zhivopis. Grafika. Skulptura. Katalog, Minsk, Polymia, 1966, p. 8, listed.
Exhibition catalogue, Yu. Nevzorov (ed.), Vystavka russkogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva. Katalog, Novosibirsk, Oblastnaia kartinnaia galereia, 1976, p. 24, listed.
Exhibition catalogue, Vystavka russkogo, zapadnoevropeiskogo i drevnekitaiskogo iskusstva. Katalog, Tomsk, Oblastnoi kraevedcheskii muzei, 1979, p. 13, listed.
Exhibition catalogue, Vystavka russkogo, ukrainskogo, sovetskogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva. Katalog, Lutsk, Volynskii oblastnoi kraevedcheskii muzei, 1980, p. 19, listed.
Exhibition catalogue, Yu. Nevzorov (ed.), Vystavka russkogo, ukrainskogo, sovetskogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva. Katalog, Ivano-Frankovsk, Khudozhestvennyi muzei, 1981, p. 14, No. 36, listed.
Exhibition catalogue, Vystavka russkogo, ukrainskogo, sovetskogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva. Katalog, Lubny, Oblastnoi kraevedcheskii muzei, 1983, p. 9, No. 45, listed.

Related literature: For similar works, see exhibition catalogue, Vereschagin Petr Petrovich.Vereschagin Vasili Petrovich. K 150-letiui so dnia rozhdeniia. Katalog, Perm, State Art Gallery, 1984, p. 34, No. 38, listed.
I. Golitsyna, Petr Vereschagin, Moscow, Belyi Gorod, 2008, p. 23, illustrated.

View of Mtskheta, previously from the famous collection of Yuly Nevzorov, was painted by the celebrated “chronicler of views” Petr Vereschagin, a follower of the Italian tradition of landscape painting, characterised by the most scrupulous representation of natural environment and a meticulous approach to the rendering of the nuances of colour and light. Vereshchagin travelled a great deal throughout Russia and, in the winter of 1873–1874, he visited the Caucasus for the first time and fell genuinely in love with its astonishing mountains and the peculiar, almost smoky sky. Returning to that area once more in the 1880s, the artist produced a series of most spectacular landscapes, of which View of Mtskheta was one. Despite the inclusion of a few non-central staffage figures, Vereschagin adheres to a faithful representation of nature and architecture and remains true to Academic painting traditions.


* VERESCHAGIN, PETR (1834–1886) View of Mtskheta , signed and titled in Cyrillic. Oil on canvas, 31.5

by 73.5 cm.
Provenance: Collection of Yuly Nevzorov.
Private collection, Europe.

Authenticity certificate from the expert V. Petrov.

Exhibited:Vystavka russkogo iskusstva iz chastnykh sobranii. Zhivopis. Grafika. Skulptura, National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk, 1965–1966.
Vystavka russkogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva, State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, 1976.
Vystavka russkogo, zapadnoevropeiskogo i drevnekitaiskogo iskusstva, Regional Historical Museum, Tomsk, 26 January–11 May 1979.
Vystavka russkogo, ukrainskogo, sovetskogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva, Volyn Regional Historical Museum, Lutsk, 1980.
Vystavka russkogo, ukrainskogo, sovetskogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva, Art Museum, Ivano-Frankovsk, 1981.
Vystavka russkogo, ukrainskogo, sovetskogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva, Regional Historical Museum, Lubny, 1983.

Literature: Exhibition catalogue, R. Badin (ed.), Vystavka russkogo iskusstva iz chastnykh sobranii. Zhivopis. Grafika. Skulptura. Katalog, Minsk, Polymia, 1966, p. 8, listed.
Exhibition catalogue, Yu. Nevzorov (ed.), Vystavka russkogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva. Katalog, Novosibirsk, Oblastnaia kartinnaia galereia, 1976, p. 24, listed.
Exhibition catalogue, Vystavka russkogo, zapadnoevropeiskogo i drevnekitaiskogo iskusstva. Katalog, Tomsk, Oblastnoi kraevedcheskii muzei, 1979, p. 13, listed.
Exhibition catalogue, Vystavka russkogo, ukrainskogo, sovetskogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva. Katalog, Lutsk, Volynskii oblastnoi kraevedcheskii muzei, 1980, p. 19, listed.
Exhibition catalogue, Yu. Nevzorov (ed.), Vystavka russkogo, ukrainskogo, sovetskogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva. Katalog, Ivano-Frankovsk, Khudozhestvennyi muzei, 1981, p. 14, No. 36, listed.
Exhibition catalogue, Vystavka russkogo, ukrainskogo, sovetskogo i zapadnoevropeiskogo iskusstva. Katalog, Lubny, Oblastnoi kraevedcheskii muzei, 1983, p. 9, No. 45, listed.

Related literature: For similar works, see exhibition catalogue, Vereschagin Petr Petrovich.Vereschagin Vasili Petrovich. K 150-letiui so dnia rozhdeniia. Katalog, Perm, State Art Gallery, 1984, p. 34, No. 38, listed.
I. Golitsyna, Petr Vereschagin, Moscow, Belyi Gorod, 2008, p. 23, illustrated.

View of Mtskheta, previously from the famous collection of Yuly Nevzorov, was painted by the celebrated “chronicler of views” Petr Vereschagin, a follower of the Italian tradition of landscape painting, characterised by the most scrupulous representation of natural environment and a meticulous approach to the rendering of the nuances of colour and light. Vereshchagin travelled a great deal throughout Russia and, in the winter of 1873–1874, he visited the Caucasus for the first time and fell genuinely in love with its astonishing mountains and the peculiar, almost smoky sky. Returning to that area once more in the 1880s, the artist produced a series of most spectacular landscapes, of which View of Mtskheta was one. Despite the inclusion of a few non-central staffage figures, Vereschagin adheres to a faithful representation of nature and architecture and remains true to Academic painting traditions.

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