Russian treasure Palekh lacquer miniature

Volga - Russian River. Stash. 1943

Volga – Russian River. Stash. 1943

Palekh lacquer miniature – kind of folk Russian miniature painting in tempera on lacquer papier-mache (boxes, jewelry boxes, cigarette cases). Appeared in 1923 in the village of Palekh of the Ivanovo region on the basis of icon painting. A typical household Palekh miniature is characterized by literature, folklore, historical stories, bright local colors on a black background, a thin smooth drawing, an abundance of gold, graceful elongated figures. Images can be enlarged.

Palekh lacquer miniature

Battle. Cigarette case. 1930

Battle. Cigarette case. 1930. Honored Artist of the RSFSR Ivan Ivanovich Golikov (1886 – 1937). Tempera on wood, gold, silver, lacquer. Bottom right – I.Golikov Palekh. 1930. Bottom left – Made in Russia. Association of Palekh artists in 1935.

Palekh lacquer miniature

Partying in the village. Cigarette case. 1927

Partying in the village. Cigarette case. 1927. Nikolai Mikhailovich Zinoviev (1888 – 1979). Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer. Bottom right – № 1823 N. Zin. v. Palekh 1927. From the Ministry of Culture of the RSFSR in 1956. 1021-LL NM Zinoviev – People’s Artist of the USSR, Hero of Socialist Labor, laureate of the State Prize of the RSFSR named after IE Repin

Palekh lacquer miniature

Troika. Cigarette case. 1927

Troika. Cigarette case. 1927. Ivan Ivanovich Golikov (1886 – 1937). Tempera on wood, gold, aluminum, lacquer. Inside, in the center – the village of Palekh 1927. Bottom right – Golikov v.Palekh 1927

Palekh lacquer miniature

The game of checkers. Marochnitsa. 1925

The game of checkers. Marochnitsa. 1925. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, aluminum, lacquer. Bottom left – № 48, right – I. Golikov. From 1925 Palekh Artel of ancient painting in 1934. 3-LP. I. Golikov – Honored Artist of the RSFSR

Palekh lacquer miniature

Guslyar. Powder box. 1932

Guslyar. Powder box. 1932. Alexei Ivanovich Vatagin (1881 – 1947). Papier-mache, tempera, gold, aluminum, lacquer. Bottom center – № 16 Vatagin. vil. Palekh 1932 from Koverkustexport in 1935. 274-LP

Palekh lacquer miniature

There is a cliff on the Volga

There is a cliff on the Volga. Box. 1935. Vatagin Alexei Ivanovich (1881 – 1947). Papier-mache, tempera, gold, aluminum, lacquer. Bottom left – In the Volga rock poem by A.Navrotsky. Bottom right – A Vatagin, vil. Palekh 1935. Association of Palekh artists in 1935. 272-LP

Palekh lacquer miniature

Plate. 1929

‘And he throws her overboard …’. Plate. 1929. Ivan Bakanov (1870 – 1936). Porcelain and ceramic paint. Bottom right – I.Bakanov 1929. Gift by JS Ganetskaya, Moscow, in 1935. 132 IM-LP Bakanov – Honored Artist of the RSFSR

Palekh lacquer miniature

Tale of the Golden Cockerel

Tale of the Golden Cockerel. Box. 1934. Ivan Bakanov (1870 – 1936). Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer. Bottom left – № 1184, right – vilage Palekh. I. Bakanov 1934. From Koverkustexsport in 1935. 226-LP. IM Bakanov – Honored Artist of the RSFSR

Palekh lacquer miniature

The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish

The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish. Plate. 1927. Zubkov Ivan (1883 – 1938). Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer. Below – ‘The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish’ written by AS Pushkin. Zubkov, village of Palekh. 1927. From the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. 1956. 1032-PL

The Tale of Tsar Saltan

The Tale of Tsar Saltan

The Tale of Tsar Saltan. 1934. Alexander Kotukhin. 1886 – 1961. The Tale of Tsar Saltan. Cover the casket. 1934. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, aluminum, lacquer. Below – “The Tale of Tsar Saltan.” on poem by AS Pushkin. AV Kotukhin, vil. Palekh 1934. Association of Palekh artists in 1936, the LP-406. AV Kotukhin – People’s Artist of the RSFSR. the casket cover

Demons. Casket. 1935. Ivan Petrovich Vakurov (1885 - 1968). Papier-mache, tempera, gold, aluminum, varnish. Bottom left - № 1794, on the right - IP Vakurov. v. Palekh. 1935. Association of Palekh artists in 1936. 405-LP. IP Vakurov - People's Artist of the RSFSR

Demons. Casket

Demons. Casket. 1935. Ivan Petrovich Vakurov (1885 – 1968). Papier-mache, tempera, gold, aluminum, varnish. Bottom left – № 1794, on the right – IP Vakurov. v. Palekh. 1935. Association of Palekh artists in 1936. 405-LP. IP Vakurov – People’s Artist of the RSFSR

Palekh lacquer miniature

Tale of the Golden Cockerel

Tale of the Golden Cockerel. 1992. Guidon. Cigarette case. 1999. Gennady Kochetov. 1941. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer. Below – v. Palekh. GN Kochetov 1992. From Rosizopropaganda in 1994. 2321-LP. GN Kochetov – winner of the Lenin Komsomol

Palekh lacquer miniature

Guidon

Guidon. Cigarette case. 1999. Gleb V. Lyubimov. 1945. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer. Below – Palekh 1999. From the Ministry of Culture in 1999. 2465-PL

Markichev Ivan (1883 - 1955). Zhnitvo. Casket. 1925. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer. Bottom right - IV Markichev. Ministry of Culture of the RSFSR in 1956. 1082-IV LP Markichev - People's Artist of the RSFSR

Markichev Ivan (1883 – 1955)

Markichev Ivan (1883 – 1955). Zhnitvo. Casket. 1925. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer. Bottom right – IV Markichev. Ministry of Culture of the RSFSR in 1956. 1082-IV LP Markichev – People’s Artist of the RSFSR

Palekh lacquer miniature

Demyan’s fish soup

Demyan’s fish soup. Plate. 1931. Aristarchus Alexandrovich Dydykin (1874 – 1954). Papier-mache, tempera, gold, aluminum, lacquer. Below – № 900A. Dydykin. Palekh 1931. Association of Palekh artists in 1935. 245-LP

Palekh lacquer miniature

Volga – Russian River

Volga – Russian River. Stash. 1943. Aristarchus Alexandrovich Dydykin (1874 – 1954). Papier-mache. tempera, gold, aluminum, las. Bottom left – № 1953. Right – A Dydykin Palekh 1943. Office of the Arts Council of People’s Moscow 1945

Palekh. bar. Alexander Chikurin (1875 - 1965). Papier-mache. Tempera and gold

Palekh. bar. Alexander Chikurin (1875 – 1965). Papier-mache. Tempera and gold

Family of fisherman. Cigarette Case, 1926. Zubkov. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer. Swain. Cigarette Case, 1926. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer

Family of fisherman

Family of fisherman. Cigarette Case, 1926. Zubkov. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer. Swain. Cigarette Case, 1926. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer

Palekh lacquer miniature

Battle Tiger snake

Bazhenov Pavel Dmitrievich (1904 – 1941). Battle Tiger snake. Brooch. 1931. Papier-mache. tempera, gold, aluminum, lacquer. Bottom right – Bazhenov P. v. Palekh 1931

Palekh lacquer miniature

The crane and heron

The crane and heron. Stash. 1941. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer. Bottom left – № 4640, right: Bazhenov P. v. Palekh. Association of Palekh artists in 1942. 622-LP

Palekh lacquer miniature

Chichikov at Korobochka’s

Vasily Salabanov (1902 – 1941). Chichikov at Korobochka’s box. 1936. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer. Below – № 3214 “Chichikov at Korobochka’s” – by Nikolai Gogol. Palekh. B. Salabanov 1936. Association of Palekh artists in 1936. 347-LP

Palekh lacquer miniature

Danko. Box. 1934

Dmitri Butorin (1891 – 1960). Danko. Box. 1934. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, aluminum, lacquer. Below – “on A.M. Gorky. “The Story of Old Woman Izergil about brave Danko” D. Butorin. Palekh. 1934. From the Association of Artists of Palekh. 1936. 411-LP

Alexander Zaitsev (1918 - 2001). Chapaev. Box. 1955. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, aluminum, lacquer. Bottom left - № 5268 Zaitsev, right - Palekh. 1955. Department of Palekh Art Fund of the USSR in 1955. 1007-PL. DN Butorin - Honored Artist of the RSFSR

Chapaev. Box. 1955

Alexander Zaitsev (1918 – 2001). Chapaev. Box. 1955. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, aluminum, lacquer. Bottom left – № 5268 Zaitsev, right – Palekh. 1955. Department of Palekh Art Fund of the USSR in 1955. 1007-PL. DN Butorin – Honored Artist of the RSFSR

Palekh lacquer miniature

Fight with Chelubey Peresvet. 1945

Pavel Fedorovich Chalunin (1918 – 1980). Fight with Chelubey Peresvet. 1945. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer. Below – 945 P. Chalunin. Palekh number 708. PF Chalunin – Honored Artist of the RSFSR

Palekh lacquer miniature

Flourish, a collective farm land. Plate. 1955

Flourish, a collective farm land. Plate. 1955. Alexey Kovalev (1915 – 2000). Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer. Below – № 2003 Palekh. Kovalev 1955. From the Ministry of Culture of the RSFSR in 1958. 1102-L. AV Kovalev – Honored Artist of the RSFSR. Association of Palekh artists in 1946.1546-LP

Palekh lacquer miniature

Box Cover 1956

Anna Kotukhina. b. 1915. Box Cover 1956. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer. Bottom left – № 00, right – Palekh 1956, Anna Kotukhina. From the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. Kotukhina – People’s Artist of the USSR, laureate of the State Prize of the RSFSR named after IE Repin

Palekh lacquer miniature

The rider on the white horse. Plate. 1984

Boris Yermolaev (1934 – 2001). The rider on the white horse. Plate. 1984. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer. Below – Palekh 1984 B. Yermolaev. From the author in 1984. 2215-PL. BM Yermolaev – People’s Artist of the RSFSR

NI Golikov. Faust. Stash. 1957. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer

NI Golikov. Faust. Stash. 1957. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer

Palekh lacquer miniature

Russian flax. Box. 1974

Kaleria V. Kukulieva. b. 1937. Russian flax. Box. 1974. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer. Below – Palekh 1974 K. Kukulieva. Directorate of Art Fund in 1978. LP 2020-KV Kukulieva – People’s Artist of Russia, laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation

Palekh lacquer miniature

Rowan. Brooch

Irina V. Livanova. b. 1937. Rowan. Brooch. 1976. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer. Below – Palekh 1976 Livanova. On the back – Made in USSR. From Palekh art-production workshops in 1976. 1860-LP

Palekh lacquer miniature

Seamstress. Powder box. 1992

Irina V. Livanova. b. 1937. Seamstress. Powder box. 1992. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer. Below – 1992 Palekh. Livanova. From the Ministry of Culture in 1994. 2343-LP

Palekh lacquer miniature

At the Spring. Plate. 1992

Irina V. Livanova. b. 1937, Vadim G. Zotov. b. 1936. At the Spring. Plate. 1992. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer. Lower right – Palekh Zotov Livanova. 1992, from the Ministry of Culture in 1994. 2332-PL

Palekh lacquer miniature

Anastasia. 1993-1994

Ekaterina Fedorovna Shanitsyna. b. 1947. Anastasia. 1993-1994. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer. Bottom: Palekh 1993-94 E. Schanitsyna. From Rosizopropaganda in 1994. 2318 EF-LP Schanitsyna – People’s Artist of Russia

Palekh lacquer miniature

Vyacheslav Fedorovich Morokin. b. 1945. Merchant Kalashnikov. 1972

AN Ivanov. Winter. Box. 1993

AN Ivanov. Winter. Box. 1993

Palekh lacquer miniature

Nikolai B. Gribov. b. 1948. Hunting. Box. 1989. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer

Palekh lacquer miniature

Wedding. Casket. 1994

Nina Pavlovna Lopatina. b. 1948. Wedding. Casket. 1994. Papier-mache, tempera, gold, lacquer. on the cover below – Palekh 1994. N. Lopatin. From the Ministry of Culture in 1994. 2334 LP

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