Photo, Print, Drawing Voennyĭ chinovnik. Военный чиновник.
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- Voennyĭ chinovnik.
- Военный чиновник.
- Military Official.
- Boris Vasilievich Smirnov (1881-1954) was a Russian artist who in 1904 traveled by prisoner transport from western Russia across Siberia. Along the way he created a series of drawings and watercolors of the people and places he encountered. Best known as a portraitist, Smirnov focused on the faces of the men and women he met, who included exiles, prisoners, settlers from Ukraine and western Russia, local military and civilian officials, peasants and merchants. His works from this period also include a handful of drawings of houses and landscapes. The sketches were made in the Ural Mountains, Irkutsk, Omsk, Krasnoyarsk, and in villages along the route. The details of Smirnov's journey are sketchy. Some accounts say that he traveled along the Great Siberian Road as a volunteer on the way to the front in the Russo-Japanese War. Other accounts say that he was an exile, possibly sent to Siberia for refusing to be conscripted into the army. The Great Siberian Road, depicted in several of Smirnov's drawings, was the route from Moscow to China via Siberia. Smirnov's collection of 99 graphic items is preserved in the Novosibirsk State Museum of Regional History and Folklife. The collection was acquired by the museum from the artist in 1950. It was digitized for the Meeting of Frontiers project in the early 2000s. The complete collection is presented in the World Digital Library. World Digital Library.
- Smirnov, Boris Vasil'evich, , 1881-1954 , artist.
Created / Published
- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1904
- - Smirnov
- - grafika
- - portret
- - ėtnografii︠a︡
- - Sibir'
- - Government officials
- - Military administration
- - Portrait drawings
- - Portraits
- - Russia. Army
- - Russian Federation
- - Buryatia, Republic of
- - Irkutsk Oblast
- - Смирнов
- - графика
- - портрет
- - этнография
- - Сибирь
- - Avtorskai︠a︡ podpis' - nizhniĭ pravyĭ ugol (karandash). Vnizu na lit︠s︡evoĭ storone paspartu - avtorskai︠a︡ nadpis': "Voennyĭ chinovnik" (skoropis'; karandash).
- - Original image at: Novosibirsk State Museum of Regional History and Folklife
- - Авторская подпись - нижний правый угол (карандаш). Внизу на лицевой стороне паспарту - авторская надпись: "Военный чиновник" (скоропись; карандаш).
- 1 drawing : pencil, charcoal ; 24.5 x 19.6 cm.
- Boris Smirnov Print Collection
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Smirnov, Boris Vasil'Evich, , Artist. Voennyĭ Chinovnik. Russian Federation Irkutsk Oblast Republic of Buryatia, 1904. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018688224/.
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Smirnov, B. V. (1904) Voennyĭ Chinovnik. Russian Federation Irkutsk Oblast Republic of Buryatia, 1904. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018688224/.
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Smirnov, Boris Vasil'Evich, , Artist. Voennyĭ Chinovnik. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018688224/>.