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#009558

Title: General Toptygin
Artist: Bokarev Konstantin Sergeevich (1928-2007)
Size: 15x10x5.5
Size (inches): 6x4x2.25
Price: $650
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Bokarev Konstantin Sergeevich.
Born on January 1, 1928 in the village of Pershino, Ivanovo-Voznesenskaya province, died on August 31, 2007 in the village of Palekh, Ivanovo region. from 1945 to 1947 he studied at the Ivanovo Art School, and then at the Palekh Art School (1947-1951). He was engaged in monumental painting, porcelain painting, book design. Participant of numerous All-Union, republican and foreign exhibitions since 1955. He taught technique and composition of Palekh art at the Palekh Art School and taught an elective on porcelain painting (1976-1979).
Palekh local historian. Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR since 1958. Member of the Board of the Palekh Organization of the Union of Artists of the RSFSR, member of the Artistic Council of the Palekh art workshops.
The works are available in the State Museum of Palekh Art, Ivanovo Regional Art Museum, Irkutsk Regional Art Museum, the Museum of Applied and Folk Art in Moscow, Art Museums in the towns of Rybinsk, Yaroslavl , Nizhniy Tagil, St.Petersburg and Moscow.
The box features a scene from the poem "General Toptigin", written by Nikolay Nekrasov in the mid-19th century.
It is a comic tale about a bear who takes a chaotic ride in a troika. Once a vagrant actor with a bear asks the coachman to take him to the appointed place. The coachman agrees. Driving past the tavern, the coachman and the vagrant actor decide to drop in to have a shot of vodka. The bear left in the troika roars, and the scared horses start galloping. The villagers and the inspector of the road station mistake the bear dressed in the general uniform riding in the troika for the general. Everything falls into place when the actor and the coachman catch up with the sledge...
The box is in the very good condition.




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