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    IVAN YAKOVLEVICH BILIBIN (Russian, 1876-1942)
    Russian Folklore Illustration, 1919-1935
    Watercolor, gouache, and ink on paper
    11-1/2 x 8 inches (29.2 x 20.3 cm)
    Initialed and dated lower right in Cyrillic
    Ivan Bilibin was born in St. Petersburg and rose to being one of the most well-known illustration artists in Russia. He traveled widely and drew inspiration from the wilderness of Russia he witnessed through his travels. His work became so admired that he was commissioned to illustrate such famous Russian folkloric tales as The Tale of Ivan the Tsar's Son, The Firebird and the Grey Wolf and The Frog Princess. In this Russian illustration we see Bilibin's more formal style, which he developed after his many travels and after he had moved his studio to Egypt, where he lived until 1925. His imagery is outstanding, the colors brilliant. Bilibin's work is scarce and highly sought-after for its attention to fine detail.

    Condition Report*: Paper mounted to mat board, possible repainr central lower edge of paper, minor abrasion upper right corner, otherwise good condition, not examined outsde of frame.
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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    14th Friday
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