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Russian Lacquer

The Museum of Lacquer Art Collection

The Museum of Lacquer Art in Münster houses the most extensive collection of Russian lacquer art outside of the Russian Federation. Dating from the early nineteenth-century to the 1950s, the lacquer miniatures in the museum’s collection highlight an extraordinary diversity of decorative techniques and provide a comprehensive overview of the local development of lacquer art. Although the origins of lacquer art in Russia can be traced to Peter the Great, who came to appreciate the art during his travels in Western Europe throughout the eighteenth century, it reached its peak in the early nineteenth century after a workshop modeled on the German lacquerware manufacturer Stobwasser was established near Moscow. From this point, artists began to explore specifically Russian motifs. Western lacquer production subsequently disappeared under the pressure of industrialization, but Russian lacquer art continued to flourish and undergo significant innovations throughout the entire nineteenth century.
The first publication to present the entire collection of Russian lacquer held by the Museum of Lacquer Art, Russian Lacquer will be an indispensable reference for collectors and dealers.

312 pages | 248 color plates | 9 1/2 x 11 3/4 | © 2015

Art: Art--General Studies

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Table of Contents

1) On the path  of self-discovery - The development of Russian  lacquerwork
2) The Korobov, Austen and Ek manufactories in the early nineteenth century
3) 'Fabrika Pyotra Lukutina' —The Lukutin manufactory, formerly Korobov,
under Pyotr Lukutin, 1818 to 1841
4) The Lukutin manufactory under the dual management of Pyotr Vasilyevich
and Aleksandr Petrovich Lukutin from 1841 to 1863, and under the sole directorship
of Aleksandr Lukutin from 1863 to 1876
5) Material imitation at the Lukutin manufactory, at the workshops of the
Vishnyakovs, and at the Matveyev manufactory from  the mid-nineteenth
century to the 1880s
6) Russian subjects in the painting of the Lukutin manufactory and  the
Vishnyakov workshops in the later nineteenth century
Views of Moscow
Peasant and Little Russian  motifs
Motifs from the world of the seventeenth-century boyars
after Konstantin Makovskiy
7) The Lukutin manufactory under the direction of Nikolai Lukutin,
1876/88 to 1902
8) Lacquer painting on silver around 1900
9) The Fedoskino Artel from 1910 to 1917 - The beginnings of lacquer painting
in Fedoskino
10) Palekh and its 'Artel for Ancient Painting', 1924 to 1941
11) Under the double-headed eagle in gold - The marks of the Russian
lacquer manufactories
Chronology and Register of Marks
Select Bibliography on Russian Lacquer
Reference List
Photographic Credits

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