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AFTER A MODEL BY BORIS VOROBYEV AND A PAINTED DESIGN BY IVAN RIZNICH, LOMONOSOV STATE PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, LENINGRAD, CIRCA 1953

365. A Porcelain Figurine of Chichikov from Gogol's ''Dead Souls''

AFTER A MODEL BY BORIS VOROBYEV AND A PAINTED DESIGN BY IVAN RIZNICH, LOMONOSOV STATE PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, LENINGRAD, CIRCA 1953


300-500 GBP


Height 14.5 cm.

Related literature: For a similar work, see Yu.A. Traysman, Ode to Joy, Pinakotheke Moscow, 2008, pp. 360–367.

Realistically modelled, wearing beige lampas trousers, a maroon brown overcoat, a purple vest over a white chemise with a black bow tie, leaning cunningly over a chair draped with a violet and purple striped cover, on a circular white base, with blue manufactory and incised marks, further numbered ‘22’ in black.

Gogol’s series depict the époque’s take on one of the most cherished Russian author. Created between 1945–1954, these porcelain figurines of favourite characters not only evoke the familiar literary prototypes but also highlight the pathos of the Stalinist era. Gestures and lively mimicry, along with the colourful palette, enhance the theatricality and distinctiveness achieved by the longstanding tradition of craftsmanship and the imaginations of the leading artists of the time.


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Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
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