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Russian portraits of the XVIII and XIX centuries / Publication of Grand Duke Nikolai Mikhailovich : 5 volumes SPb .: Exp...

Russian portraits of the XVIII and XIX centuries / Publication of Grand Duke Nikolai Mikhailovich : 5 volumes SPb .: Expedition of state production of papers, 1905-1909. 26x32 cm. - 600 copies. Vol. 1. 1905. Vol. 1. [14] pp., IV l., [4] p., 29 pp .; XXIX l. il; Vol. 2. 30-74 l., XXX-LX l. il; Vol. 3. 75-141 l., LXI-LXXXII l. il; Vol. 4. 142-194 l., LXXXIII-C l. il. T. 2. 1906. Vol . 1. [4] pp., IV l., [4] p., 25 pp .; XXV l. il; Vol. 2. 26-64 l., XXVI-LV l. il; Vol. 3. 65-125 l., LVI-LXXV l. il; Vol. 4. 126-205 l., LXXVI-C l. il. Vol . 3. 1907. Vol . 1. [4] p., IV l., [6] p., 25 l .; XXV l. il; Vol. 2. 26-82 l., XXVI-LIX l. il; Vol. 3. 83-133 l., LX-LXXVII l. il; Vol. 4. 134-209 l., [2] p., LXXVIII-C l. silt Vol . 4. 1908. Iss . 1. [8] p., IV l., [4] p., 21 l .; L. 43, XXI il; Vol. 2. 22-50 l., XXII-L l. il; Vol. 3. 51-140 l., XI-LXXV l. il; Vol. 4. 141-225 l., LXXVI-C l. il. V. 5. 1909. Vol . 1. [6] p., IV l., [4] p., 38 l., XXXVIII l. il; Vol. 2. 39-99 l., XXXIX-LXII l. il; Vol. 3. 100-167 l., LXIII-LXXIX l. il; Vol. 4. 168-254 l., [12] p., LXXX-C l. il. Russian portraits of the XVIII and XIX centuries: Pointers. SPb .: Expedition of state production of papers, 1909. - [4], 99 p. In the publishing cover. Russian portraits of the XVIII and XIX centuries: Pointers. SPb .: Expedition of state production of papers, 1909. - [4], 99 p .; 26x32 cm. [Double]. In western cover. Portraits are made in the techniques of heliogravures and phototypes. The text is parallel in Russian and French. All volumes in the publishing calico folders. All issues in paper publishing covers. Minor tears along the spine (V. 2), minor damage to the top cover of the folder (V. 3), minor damage to the side flap and the individual issues (V. 5). The fundamental work includes images from portraits and miniatures depicting Russian people of the era of the reign of Empress Catherine II and Emperors Paul I and Alexander I. 1087 images were collected and annotated, brief biographies of the depicted persons and information on the whereabouts are given. Together with the Grand Duke, A.N. Benoit, S.P. Dygilev, P.Ya. Dashkov. A textual commentary was prepared by B.L. Modzalevsky , N.P. Gumov , V.I. Seitov. The publication was prepared as a result of the exhibition of Russian portrait art, held in 1905 in the Tauride Palace. This exhibition featured 2,286 works from private collections, including noble estates from all over the Russian Empire. About 300 portraits were not included in the exhibition "for the complete lack of space." The publication is a unique historical source, since many of the portraits reproduced in it were subsequently lost.
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