Snegurochka in the Forest (Снегурочка в лесу). Oil painting of a young ethereal woman dressed in shimmering blue. Victor Vasnetsov (1848-1926) painted Snegurochka aka The Snowmaiden, at the turn of 19th century. It was the central inspiration for the many versions of her in theatre, art, children's stories and cartoons up to this very day. In the traditions of miniature oil painting on papier-mache from Fedoskino, this image and its underlying theme is a classic.
A well-executed Fedoskino miniature. Oils, metallic powders, lacquer, papier mache. Safety pin back. 2" x 1½". About fine condition. Fedoskino written in Russian, then the date and name of the artist. 1 only, as shown. Gift boxed.