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SHUKHAEV, Vasily; PUSHKIN, Alexander.

Boris Godounov.

Stock Code
104221
Paris, Éditions de la Pléiade, 1925
£1,500

A limited edition on vergé with 18 hand-coloured pochoir prints.
Shukhaev (1887-1973) studied at the Higher Artistic School of the Academy of Arts in St Petersburg from 1906 to 1912 under Dmitry Kardovskiy, who taught him the art of fine draughtsmanship.

The artist's collaboration with Schiffrin and his Éditions de la Pléiade started with his illustrations for the Pushkin's Queen of Spades, publication of which in 1923 was a great success. For his illustrations for Boris Godunov, Shukhaev drew inspiration from icon painting traditions of the 16th-17th centuries, managing to combine it with dramatic shapes and bold colours typical for Russian art from Paris in the 1920s. The striking planar compositions are beautifully achieved in pochoir and the present example is exceptionally bright.

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Description

First edition, limited edition, number 104 of 390 copies on vergé, from a total edition of 430; 4to (31 x 24 cm); 18 full page hand-coloured pochoir plates by V. Shukhaev, with tissue guards, decorative bands and tailpieces throughout; original printed wrappers, an excellent copy.

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19/08/2021

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