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Photo, Print, Drawing Velikiĭ Sibirskiĭ trakt v Krugobaĭkal'skikh gorakh. Великий Сибирский тракт в Кругобайкальских горах.

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Title

  • Velikiĭ Sibirskiĭ trakt v Krugobaĭkal'skikh gorakh.

Other Title

  • Великий Сибирский тракт в Кругобайкальских горах.

Translated Title

  • Great Siberian Road in the Krugobaikal Mountains.

Summary

  • 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.

Names

  • Smirnov, Boris Vasil'evich, , 1881-1954 , artist.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1904

Headings

  • -  Smirnov
  • -  grafika
  • -  peĭzazh
  • -  taĭga
  • -  trakt
  • -  transport
  • -  gory
  • -  Sibir'
  • -  Baikal, Lake (Russia)
  • -  Mountains
  • -  Roads
  • -  Trade routes
  • -  Wagons
  • -  Russian Federation
  • -  Buryatia, Republic of
  • -  Irkutsk Oblast
  • -  Смирнов
  • -  графика
  • -  пейзаж
  • -  тайга
  • -  тракт
  • -  транспорт
  • -  горы
  • -  Сибирь

Notes

  • -  Avtorskai︠a︡ podpis' - nizhniĭ pravyĭ ugol (sous). Tyl'nai︠a︡ storona lista: nati︠u︡rmort (akvarel'); v verkhneĭ polovine - avtorskai︠a︡ nadpis': "Velikiĭ sibirskiĭ put' v raĭone Krasnoi︠a︡rska 1903" (skoropis'; siniĭ karandash). Tyl'nai︠a︡ storona paspartu verkhniĭ levyĭ ugol - avtorskai︠a︡ nadpis': "khud. B.V. Smirnov Velikiĭ Sibirskiĭ Trakt v Krugobaĭkal'skikh gorakh akv. 1904 g." (skoropis'; fioletovye chernila).
  • -  Original image at: Novosibirsk State Museum of Regional History and Folklife
  • -  Авторская подпись - нижний правый угол (соус). Тыльная сторона листа: натюрморт (акварель); в верхней половине - авторская надпись: "Великий сибирский путь в районе Красноярска 1903" (скоропись; синий карандаш). Тыльная сторона паспарту верхний левый угол - авторская надпись: "худ. Б.В. Смирнов Великий Сибирский Тракт в Кругобайкальских горах акв. 1904 г." (скоропись; фиолетовые чернила).

Medium

  • 1 drawing : pencil and watercolor ; 22.7 x 30.5 cm.

Source Collection

  • Boris Smirnov Print Collection

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2018688283

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Smirnov, Boris Vasil'Evich, , Artist. Velikiĭ Sibirskiĭ trakt v Krugobaĭkal'skikh gorakh. Irkutsk Oblast Republic of Russian Federation Buryatia, 1904. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018688283/.

APA citation style:

Smirnov, B. V. (1904) Velikiĭ Sibirskiĭ trakt v Krugobaĭkal'skikh gorakh. Irkutsk Oblast Republic of Russian Federation Buryatia, 1904. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018688283/.

MLA citation style:

Smirnov, Boris Vasil'Evich, , Artist. Velikiĭ Sibirskiĭ trakt v Krugobaĭkal'skikh gorakh. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018688283/>.