In the Irkutsk Art Museum. V.P. Sukachev hosts a grand exhibition"Testament to the descendants"dedicated to the 170th anniversary of Vladimir Platonovich Sukachev, founder of the art gallery.
The exposition presents the very unique collection of the great collector, which became the basis of the richest collection of the Irkutsk Regional Art Museum.
Vladimir Platonovich Sukachev, while still a student, began to collect a collection of works created by outstanding artists of Russia and Europe. Thanks to him, today we can admire the masterpieces of Ilya Repin, Ivan Aivazovsky, Alexei Bogolyubov, Konstantin Makovsky, Julius Clover, Vasily Vereshchagin, Pavel Bryullov, Grigory Myasoedov and other wonderful masters. For the first time in many years, the museum, in a single exposition, displays works that were seen by the Irkutsk citizens who came to the gallery of Vladimir Sukachev in the 19th century. In addition, for the first time after a long restoration, four copies from outstanding works of Western European artists will be presented - “The Man” by Guido Reni, “Cleopatra” (unknown artist), “Judith with the Head of Holofernes” by Cristofano Allori and “The Old Woman with the Chicken” by Murillo, ordered by Sukachev in museums in Europe specifically for Irkutsk. This is a unique opportunity for the audience to appreciate the artistic integrity of the collection and the significance of the personality of the largest philanthropist and philanthropist of Siberia.