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Exhibition November 4, 2018 − February 3, 2019

The feat of Ivan Susanin. The story of one picture

The State Tretyakov Gallery presents focus exhibitiondedicated to the painting "Ivan Susanin", authorship of the famous Russian artist Konstantin Egorovich Makovsky (1839-1915). The project is dedicated to the Day of National Unity.

This large-scale work was written in 1914, shortly before the artist’s death. Makovsky was preparing a picture to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the house of the Romanovs in 1913. Unfortunately, due to the complexity and monumentality of the composition, the painter did not have time to finish the work for the anniversary. The picture participated in the exhibition in 1926, and then its tracks were lost for many years.

According to Sotheby's, in 1976, the picture was in the United States, where it was sold to an American collector for only $ 4.8 thousand. In the fall of 2014, the picture was put up for "Russian auctions", but it remained unsold. In 2016, the picture reappeared at the auction at Sotheby's, where it was acquired by Russian collectors and brought home.

After the restoration works, the work of Konstantin Makovsky was first exhibited at the exhibition.

Based on the materials of the official site The State Tretyakov Gallery.