The Geese Are Flying (Гуси Летят).
Fedoskino, 1984. (Signed by the artist.) Uncommon subject. A young girl by a country road watches as a formation of geese flies south. She takes her silk kerchief and waves to them. In Russian culture, the bird has many meanings. Here it represents the end of the summer and in the specific case of the young woman, the coming end of her youth and her moving into love, marriage and motherhood.
Simple, yet elegant, the painting is uncommon with elements of socialist realism. Oil, lacquer, hinged papier-mache box. 6¼"x 3¼"x 1¼". Box in very good condition with a small scuff under the top right goose and couple of small marks. Light wear to the bottom. 1 only.