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Title: By the well
Artist: Isaeva
Size: 9.5x6.5x3.5
Size (inches): 3.75x2.5x1.25
Price : $295 SOLD!


In this traditional Fedoskino genre scene, a young woman has just filled her buckets at the well, and is making her way home. As soon as she turns her back, the other women at the well start whispering. May be they spread gossips about the withdrawing woman or one of the village lads?
This classic composition is nicely executed by the Fedoskino artist Isaeva V. The palette of this composition is toned down and subdued to show a winter evening scene. There is a pleasant contrast between the colorful dresses of the women and the wintry landscape. The costumes of the girls are painted over metallic leaf, which really lights up the drawing. Gold metallic leaf is also used to create the effect of alight windows. Aluminum powder adds a chilly atmosphere in the snowdrift and icicles on the well. The faces of the characters are very likable and drawn beautifully. The background is nicely drawn as well, especially the buildings on the right, and trees muffled elegantly with the white snow.
The box is made out of high-quality paper-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. An intricate gold ornaments wraps around all four sides of the box. The lid is hinged from the top of the composition, and the box sits on a flat bottom. The box is signed with the name of the artist and village, and year (1999).

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