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Title: Red Maples.Town of Pskov.
Artist: Isaev Igor
Size: 5.5x10.5x2.5
Size (inches): 2.25x4x1
Price : $1250 SOLD!


This beautiful view of the town of Pskov in Fall was painted by the famous Fedoskino artist Igor Isaev. His works has mentioned and published in every book on Lacquer Boxes theme!!!
The name of the city, originally spelled "Pleskov", may be loosely translated as "[the town] of purling waters". Its earliest mention comes in 903, which records that Igor of Kiev married a local lady, St. Olga. The Pskovians sometimes take this year as the city's foundation date, and in 2003 a great jubilee took place to celebrate Pskov's 1,100th anniversary.
The first prince of Pskov was St. Vladimir's younger son Sudislav. Once imprisoned by his brother Yaroslav, he was not released until the latter's death several decades later. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the town adhered politically to the Novgorod Republic. In 1241, it was taken by the Teutonic knights, but Alexander Nevsky recaptured it several months later during a legendary campaign dramatized in famous Sergei Eisenstein's 1938 movie.
In order to secure their independence from the knights, the Pskovians elected a Lithuanian prince, named Daumantas, a Roman Catholic converted to Orthodox faith and known in Russia as Dovmont, as their military leader and prince in 1266. Having fortified the town, Daumantas routed the Teutonic knights at Rakvere and overran much of Estonia. His remains and sword are preserved in the local kremlin, and the core of the citadel, erected by him, still bears the name of "Dovmont's town".
The composition is filled with a variety of details painted in mosaic recognizable style of Igor Isaev.
The scene is framed with two gold lines. The box's sides and the bottom exterior are adorned with the stripy pattern (thin black strips are located against the deep blue background).
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Red lacquer completes the interior of the work. The lid is hinged from the left of the scene, and the box rests on a flat bottom. The work is signed with the artist's name, Fedoskino ,the year of 2011 and the title of the work "The Red Maples. Town of Pskov".

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