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Offline Andrusha

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The Russian Bride's Attire (painting by Makovsky)
« on: August 19, 2005, 08:54:47 AM »
Does anyone have any idea where this piece would have been kept prior to the revolution? It's now located in San Francisco, but I can't seem to find any history on it where it concerns the painting's travels. It's a bit important to my writing. I don't want to assume it hails from the Tretyakov straight-off.

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Re: The Russian Bride's Attire (painting by Makovs
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2005, 09:05:42 AM »
Makovsky had several brides' pictures.
Can you show the picture?

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Re: The Russian Bride's Attire (painting by Makovs
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2005, 09:09:51 AM »
http://search.famsf.org:8080/view.shtml?record=64659&=list&=1&=&=And

There you go.

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Re: The Russian Bride's Attire (painting by Makovs
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2005, 03:46:32 PM »
Just out of curiosity, did Makovsky ever do a painting of Alix in wedding attire when she married Nicholas II?
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Re: The Russian Bride's Attire (painting by Makovs
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2005, 08:18:19 AM »
Dorogoi moi Andrusha,

I have been meaning to answer your posting for the longest time.

First, in the period 1880-1895, the actual Russian Museum in Imperial Petersburg purchased a great many paintings of Makovsky directly from the artist himself.  These paintings established part of the foundation for the collection of Russian art of the late 19th Century.  Makovksy's works of art are simply brilliant and the tone, and the earthiness, and subjects draw for so much on a Rembrandt-style of painting, at least in my opinion.  So one provenance for this painting could have been the Russian Museum.  As you know, the Russian Museum was quite "looted" during the early "Commie" period and a good number of works were funnelled to Sothebys in New York and in London where they were sold ostensibly to purchase grain for the straving Russians, in a famine that had been induced by Lenin's policies.  It would be a fair assumption to say that much of the proceeds of these sales never reached the Russian people in the form of grain but rather reached the pockets of the disgustingly corrupt People's Commissars.

Additionally, Makovsky's works were not particularly favored by the Petersburg 500 families, in spite of their huge private collections.  His works were quite favored, however, by the extremely wealthy Mamantov and Morozov families in Moscow, perhaps because of a commonness of themes and they purchased his works of arts on a regular basis.  As you know, after the Revolution, their collections were "nationalized" (it behooves me to use this word for official stealing of property) and these collections were sent to both the Tretyakov, some to the Hermitage and some to the Russian Museum.  Makovsky's works were mainly sent to the Tretyakov.

As per the above, when it came time to raise cash, the Bolsheviks simply "transferred" many of Makovsky's works of art to the Russian Museum and to the Hermitage, for "safekeeping", where they were "stored away" pending a "future exhibition".  What this actually meant is that these works of art were shipped to Sotheby's London where they were auctioned.

Thus, regarding your question of provenance, I hope that I have provided you with some insight into this matter.


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Re: The Russian Bride's Attire (painting by Makovs
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2005, 04:15:56 PM »
Alexandre,

I looked at your latest posting, and it again brought to mind the old saying, 'it takes a crook to outfox a crook'.
Only in this art exchange, "those outside of Russia were fully involved".

I wonder, did the museum, museum intermediaries really fully know what was transpiring in terms of 'corruption' ?

Greed, corruption, control, all that the grand soviets had accused HIH of, was and has at last been to leave to all historians, that they 'were the most disturbed political regime of all times'.

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Re: The Russian Bride's Attire (painting by Makovsky)
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2009, 01:07:52 PM »
What beautiful painting, Russian brides were really elegant ;-)

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Re: The Russian Bride's Attire (painting by Makovsky)
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2011, 12:20:05 PM »
I didn't know the exact place for putting this but at seeing that the title talked about "The Russian Bride's Attire"... I found this pic recently and I wondered if it was really about a Russian bride, it seemed to me like that but you're the experts!
Sorry for the sooo small size of it.


It seems to be much older than Makovsky's wonderful painting