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RUSSIAN SCHOOL. - (View of the Moscow Kremlin, seen from the Moskva River in the south).

RUSSIAN SCHOOL. -  (View of the Moscow Kremlin, seen from the Moskva River in the south).
RUSSIAN SCHOOL. - (View of the Moscow Kremlin, seen from the Moskva River in the south).
Date: Russie, ca. 1850
Size: 295 x 585 mm.
Colouring: In original colours.
Condition: Lead pencil with gouache drawing on thick paper. Corners slightly creased and some paper cracks in upper right corner and middle outer part. Generally very good.

Description

Anonymous, likely Russian School gouache drawing of Moscow Kremlin. The Kremlin is depicted in a typical 19th century romantic style and is seen from the Moskva river in the south. The Ivan the Great Bell Tower and Vasili Blazhenny cathedral in the background.

The Moscow Kremlin is a fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River to the south. The Moskva River played an important part in history of Moscow. Back then, it was used to transfer goods and raw materials. Basically, you could get as far as Black and Caspian seas from Moskva River, so the trade was flourishing.
The gouache does give a good impression of this fortified wall and its towers. The Great Kremlin Palace has net yet been constructed.
The name Kremlin means "fortress inside a city".
4,000€
  • Reference N°: 34802
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