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Title: Town of Kostroma
Artist: Khokhlov Roman
Size: 23x16x5.5
Size (inches): 9x6.25x2.25
Price: $1350 $1250

This complex composition showing Kremlin of the town of Kostroma was painted by a talented Fedoskino artist Khokhlov Roman.
The city of Kostroma stands at the confluence of the Volga and Kostroma rivers. Local legend claims that the town is the home of the Snow Maiden, who is the granddaughter of the Russian Santa Claus, Grandfather Frost.
Kostroma have a Kremlin fortress. It was built in the 15th century, on a hilly mound on the banks of the Volga River; but it was torn down in 1930, along with the Uspensky (Assumption) Cathedral that stood behind its defensive walls.
Kostroma was a major trading town in the 17th-18th centuries, since a number of regional trade routes between Yaroslavl, Moscow, Vladimir and other cities bisect the town. This gave a substantial boost to the economic development of the town and its surrounding districts.
The Church of Our Saviour-in-the-Rows was built as part of the market square rows. It was one of Kostroma's oldest churches; so when the new columned market square was built, the architects took special pains to include it within the new layout.
The huge white-walled fortress of the Holy Trinity Ipatievsky Monastery stands on the banks of the River Kostroma; the reflection of its onion domes in the flowing river leaves a lasting impression.
The monastery was built in the 14th century and was considered the cradle of the Romanov house. Each successive czar of this eminent dynasty, after coronation, made it their duty to visit the Ipatievsky Monastery with elaborate and expensive gifts.
The box's exterior sides are decorated with a nice tartan pattern drawn in yellow, pink and light blue paints.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the box while red lacquer completes the interior of the work. The box is hinged to the top of the composition and rests on a flat bottom. The work is signed with the artist's name, title and date.

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