• Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Pa auction at Christies

    Sale 7677

    Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Passion for Russian Art

    12 - 13 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 418

    A gold medal for the All-Russia Industrial and Art Exhibition in Nizhny Novgorod in 1896

    RUSSIA, CIRCA 1896

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    A gold medal for the All-Russia Industrial and Art Exhibition in Nizhny Novgorod in 1896
    Russia, circa 1896
    Circular, one side struck with the profile of Nicholas II facing left, with the Russian inscription 'By the Grace of God Nicholas II Emperor and Autocrat of All Russias', the reverse with a cityscape of Nizhny Novgorod depicting Mother Russia attended by male and female figures representing art and industry, with Russian inscription 'All-Russia Industrial and Art Exhibition 1896/Nizhny Novgorod', in a fitted leather case, signed in Cyrillic N. Samokish, B. Risov
    1½ in. (3.7 cm.) diameter


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    Founded by Nicholas II and held between 28 May and 1 October 1896 in Nizhny Novgorod, the All-Russia Exhibition was the biggest pre-revolutionary display of the artistic and technical achievments of the Russian Empire.

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    Literature

    V. P. Smirnov, Opisanie Russkikh Medalei [Description of Russian Medals], St Petersburg, 1908, pp. 568-569, no. 1128.