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Nikolai Vasil'evich Nevrev (1830-1904)
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Nikolai Vasil'evich Nevrev (1830-1904)

Reception of the bride

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Nikolai Vasil'evich Nevrev (1830-1904)
Reception of the bride
signed in Cyrillic and dated 'N.Nevrev 1903' (lower left)
oil on canvas
39 3/8 x 29 1/8 in. (100 x 74 cm.)
Provenance
Acquired by the father of the present owner in 1927 during his stay in Moscow.
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Lot Essay

The painting depicts one of the traditional marriage rites observed in Russia from the 10th - 15th Centuries. Following the church ceremony, the young bride was received in her new home where she performed the custom of removing her husband's shoes.
Nikolai Nevrev is one of the leading genre painters of the 19th Century. He is best known for his historical paintings depicting Kievan Rus'.
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