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Title: Portrait of a Lady
Artist: Borisova Olga
Size: 11.5x9.5x3
Size (inches): 4.5x3.75x1.25
Price : $1100 SOLD!


Olga Borisova, the artist from the village of Fedoskino, painted this anonymous girl dressed in traditional Russian costume. Borisova paints many different themes, but her favorite is portraits. It's easy to see why, because she has a great talent in creating realistic textures, shading, and tone. The palette is arranged in a way to get picture quality details with blending of paints and transitioning of colors. Shading and color variations reveal contours in the girl's facial expression. Gold paint is used in the girl's kokoshnik, sarafan and the kerchief thrown on her shoulders. The girl's clothing is intricately drawn. Mother-of-pearl shines through the sarafan; another piece of mother-of-peal can be found in the background to the right and to the left of the girl. The portrait is set into the salient oval. It is framed with a red line that runs parallel to a wide gold band. Another gold line borders the rounded edges of the lid from the inner side. The space inside this oval gold frame is covered with delicate gold paint and dotted with white flowers. The rounded edges of the lid and the box's sides are covered with gold metal powder mixed with brown oil paint. For additional decoration the sides are decorated with a floral pattern made out of gold figured metal. The base of the box is dark brown. The interior of the box is covered with the beige velvety material. The box is constructed from paper-mache. A hinge is fastened to the top of the composition. The box can be locked by means of a gold metal needle. The box rests on four small rounded gold metal legs. It is signed and dated (2005) by the artist at the bottom of the portrait in black oil paints. The box is made in Workshops of Yuriy Chernobaevskiy.

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