Branches:

Ostroumova-Lebedeva, Artist and Art Collector

Anna Ostroumova-Lebedeva. Sergei Lebedev in his cabinet. 1912. Gouache and watercolor on paper. State Russian Museum
25 august 2016—7 november 2016

The exhibition forms part of the project dedicated to the private art collections that arrived to the Russian Museum in various periods and constitute its treasury.

In 1916 the museum acquired the first nine works by Anna Ostroumova-Lebedeva, whose oeuvre reflects the revival and flourishing of etching in the early XX century Russian art. Later she gifted her works to the museum many times. In 1955 according to the artist’s testament all pieces of art from her collection were delivered to the Russian Museum. The utmost part of it was formed by drawings, paintings, watercolors and etchings by Ostroumova-Lebedeva herself  and prints by the contemporaries and followers of the artist – those who were inspired by her experiments in wood-engraving, one of the oldest etching techniques.

The exhibition includes works by G.Vereisky, V.Voinov, N.Kupreyanov, K.Somov and other masters of etching in pre-revolutionary as well as Soviet Russia. A special part of the exhibition is formed by a collection of Japanese prints of XVIII-XIX centuries (Katsushika Hokusai, Andō Hiroshige, Katsukawa Shunshō, Ryūsai Shigeharu and others). Acquaintance of Ostroumova-Lebedeva with the art of Japanese xylography to a great extent influenced the formation of her individual artistic manner.

Demonstration of Ostroumova-Lebedeva’s oevre alongside with her collection of art in one exposition for the first time provides unique opportunity to analyze the works of this prominent master of graphics in context of her contemporaries’ art and evaluate their impact in the development of Russian printmaking. 

Anna Ostroumova-Lebedeva. View from Tuchkov Bridge in Petersburg. 1912. Oil on canvas. 86 x 129. State Russian Museum Anna Ostroumova-Lebedeva. The Summer Garden. Early 1910’s. Oil on canvas mounted on cardboard. 32,5 х 41. State Russian Museum Anna Ostroumova-Lebedeva. Venice. Pillars. 1911. Watercolor and black pencil on paper. 36,2 х 52,7. State Russian Museum Utaqawa Hiroshige II. Kameido Tenji. From the “Famous Views of Edo” series. 1862. Colored xylography, paper.  33,4 х 23. State Russian Museum Utaqawa Hiroshige I. Inasa Mountain in Nagasaki in Hizen Province. From the “Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces” series. 1856. Colored xylography, paper. 33,8 х 22,3. State Russian Museum Nikolai Kupreyanov. Armored Car. 1918. Xylography, paper.  16,5  х 19,9. State Russian Museum Anna Ostroumova-Lebedeva. Rome. Colonnade of St Peter Cathedral. 1911. Watercolor, gouache,graphite and black pencil on cardboard. State Russian Museum Georgy Vereysky. Landscape. 1922. Xylography on paper. State Russian Museum Vladimir Uspensky. Koktebel.1930. Coloured linocut on paper. State Russian Museum Konstantin Somov. Portrait of Olga Ostroumova. 1901. Oil, canvas. State Russian Museum Katsushika Hokusai. Manga. Issue VII. 1817. Coloured xylography on paper. State Russian Museum

Exhibitions
Leonid Krivitsky

Leonid Krivitsky

31 may—3 july 2017

Exhibition in St. Michael's Castle will include around 50 graphic works, paintings and sculptures from the collection of the artist’s family.

Tickets

Georgy Vereisky

Georgy Vereisky

30 march—15 may 2017

The exhibition is aimed to widely and fully present the artistic heritage of Georgy Vereisky (1886 - 1962) for the first time.

Also in the Russian Museum
The Russian Museum recommends
Collection highlights
Collection highlights

The collection of masterpieces, chosen by the Russian Museum will allow you to make a first impression of the collection of the Russian Museum.

Start

Virtual tours
Virtual tours

Russian Museum - one of the world's largest museums and is perhaps the only country where such a full treasure of national culture are presented.
Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)

Details

Online Shop
Online Shop

In the online shop of the Russian Museum presented a huge range of souvenirs, illustrated editions and multimedia disks.

Go to store

Mobile Apps
Mobile Apps

Google PlayApp Store

Details