basket help

• Palekh
• Fedoskino
• Kholui
• Mstera
• Matryoshka
• Books
• Soldiers
• Icons

• View entire collection
• Browse by Artist
• New items
• Antique
• Sale!

• Gallery of sold boxes

• Artists
• Fairytales
• Themes
• Creation of a box
• Video
• Guest Book

• Contact us

  Login Form

  Subscribe to news

VISA MasterCard

Home > Gallery > Fedoskino > Over $500

Share |



Title: Novodevichiy Monastery
Artist: Gaiduk Andrey
Size: 14x18x5
Size (inches): 5.5x7x2
Price : $750 SOLD!


This superb picturesque view of the Novodevichy (or “New Maiden's”) Convent located in the center of Moscow has been painted by Andrey Gaiduk from the village of Fedoskino.
The Novodevichy Convent was founded in 1524 by Grand Prince Vasily III in commemoration of the conquest of Smolensk in 1514. It was built as a fortress at curve of the Moskva River. The Novodevichy Convent was known to have sheltered many ladies from the Russian royal families and boyar clans, who had been forced to take the veil, such as Fedor I's wife - Irina Godunova (she was there with her brother Boris Godunov until he became a ruler himself), Sophia Alekseyevna (Peter the Great's sister), Eudoxia Lopukhina (Peter the Great's first wife), and others.
The scene is realistically painted in various tones of oils that correspond to the depicted season. Gold and silver metal powder is used to highlight the architecture.
The scene is framed with a gold line; the box's sides are adorned with two parallel gold lines.
The box is constructed out of paper-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. The lid is hinged from the left of the scene, and the box rests flat. The work is signed with the artist's name, and the title.

Home  |  Contact us  |  Shipping information  |  About us  |  Links  |  Privacy policy  |  Return policy

Copyright 2003-2024
Design by