A Russian porcelain group "Newly Arrived Peasants"
Gardner Manufactory, Verbilki, 1870-1890
Depicting two peasants after the illustration by Mikhail Bashilov (M. Pikkolo, pseud.) for A.P. Golitsynskii's Street Types (Ulichnye tipy, Moscow, 1860), stamped iron red and with impressed factory marks, impressed I.
H: 8 1/2 in.
Ode to Joy Collection, Connecticut.
Hillwood Museum, no. 1; Pushkin Museum, no. 15
Oda k Radosti/Ode to Joy, p. 44, illus. 21, cat. no. 6
Mikhail Sergeevich Bashilov (1821-1870) first became known through a group of twenty illustrations for A.P. Golitsynskii's literary sketches. His representations of the Russian common man made Bashilov's career, and he became known as one of the most prominent Russian illustrators of the 19th century. Many of these sketches served as models for the Gardner Factory.
Sold for $2,250 (buyer's premium included)