The Paintings of Victor Borisov-Musatov (Картины Виктора Борисова-Мусатова). A one-of-a-kind art doll that was painted and signed by the artist (O. Shepel) of Rostov on the Don and dated 1993. Each doll is illustrated "in the round" to show each painting completely. All the work was done by hand. 7¾" down to tiny. Each doll has a fine shiny coat of lacquer and the bottoms of each doll are also painted in different shades of blue. 1 only.
The first doll (shown all four sides) is "Autumn Evening" (1904-05). The second doll is "Spring Tale" (1904-1905), a sketch for a panel. The third doll is "Emerald Necklace" (1903-1904). The rest are as follows: "Slumber Divine" (1904-05), a sketch for a panel; "The Pool" (1902); "Tapestry" (1901) and, finally, "Ghosts" (1903).
Victor Borisov-Musatov (1870-1905) was a Post-Impressionistic painter, who mixed Symbolism with natural decorative style and realism. Together with Mikhail Vrubel he created Russian Symbolism. Of note is "The Pool" (5th doll) depicting his sister, Yelena and his future wife, Yelena Alexandrova, woven into the landscape of the Sergei Fedorovich Golitsyn (1749-1810) manor palace in the village of Zubrilovka near Saratov.