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Title: Tea Drinking
Artist: Golubeonkov Sergey
Size: 12x15x4.5
Size (inches): 4.75x6x1.75
Price : $1950 SOLD!


Talented Fedoskino artist Golubeonkov Sergey has painted this exquisite scene of a lady drinking tea. Originally the composition was painted in oil-on-canvas by famous Russian painted Konstantin Makovskiy in 1914.
From the lavish palette of color, to the fascinating detail, an exciting and well rounded work of art. Portrait artistry is a very well done!
The solid, deep olive brownish background brings out the holiday of color just that much more. The soothing expression upon the lady's face is priceless. Our eyes are also drawn to the detail in her ruffled clothing, the precise shapes of the tea serving set and the artful designs throughout her clothing. A creamy vanilla, rose red, teal and gold-yellow dominate the composition. A delicious arrangement of color.
Afternoon tea-time (chayepitie) was as much an essential ritual in nineteenth-century Russia as in Victorian England--with a few major differences. The water was boiled in a samovar, which literally translated means "self-boiling" (samo=self / varit'=to boil). The samovar is attached to a tiny stove unit at the base. This made the tea too hot to drink from a cup and so it was often drunk from a saucer, as this woman is depicted. However, like the British, cakes or sandwiches were usually eaten with the tea to tide one over until dinner. Candies, much like the ones composed, are also easily welcomed.
The portrait is highly detailed and very accurate. Photo-like quality!
The box is made out of paper-mache. Red-brown lacquer covers the sides of the box, and over that we can see rich golden ornament. The work is signed with the artists name and Fedoskino.

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